At least six people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a shooting at the Molson Coors campus in Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
The newspaper, citing sources, reported the shooter also died. The Milwaukee Police Department tweeted at 2:35 p.m. that a “critical incident” was transpiring at the beer manufacturer. The cops asked people to avoid the area. A Molson Coors employee said she received an email about an active shooter, WISN-TV reported.
The brewing campus sits on the 4000 block of West State St., about two miles west of downtown Milwaukee. “It is a horrible, horrible day for the employees here,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters, according to The Associate Press. “A very rough day for anyone who is close to this situation.” Local schools reportedly were placed on lockdown. The Marquette University Police Department said it responded to the shooting along with the city’s cops. The Catholic school is nestled near the heart of the city.
The Chicago division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also said it responded. Molson Coors Beverage operates MillerCoors. At least 600 people work at the Milwaukee complex, according to The AP. The scene was still active at 4:37 p.m. local time, Milwaukee police said in a tweet, but there wasn’t any present threat.
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