Milwaukee shooting: Five dead after gunman opens fire at Molson Coors Brewing Company

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Milwaukee shooting: In one of the worst shootings in the history of Wisconsin, five people were killed at the Molson Coors Brewing Company campus in Milwaukee. The gunman has been identified as a 51-year-old man who worked for the company.

The incident took place in an early afternoon while there were hundreds of employees present at work. Meanwhile, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett called it a “tragic day for the city”. While addressing media persons after shooting, Barrett described it as a “horrific act”.

Donald Trump on Milwaukee shooting

While condoling the deaths, US President Donald Trump called it terrible. “I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to the victims and families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” he said.

Wisconsin congressman also condemned the attack. He took to Twitter and wrote: “The news out of Milwaukee is devastating, and my heart goes out to the victims, their families, and all those at Molson Coors. There’s no place for these kinds of hateful and disgusting acts in our society.”

Molson Coors owns the Coors and Miller beer brands. Also, the company was yet to comment on the shooting.

All the victims were employees of the brewing company

Milwaukee police chief Alfonso Morales stated that five victims were all employees of the brewing company. Meanwhile, he praised the way city police, FBI officers and firefighters responded to the shooting. According to the information, the nearby schools and businesses were locked down as soon as the incident unfolded.

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Shocked over the news, a Twitter user Shannon Watts said in a tweet: “Another mass shooting at an American workplace – this time in Milwaukee. Police are reporting six dead, not including the gunman. Every nation is home to disgruntled and vengeful employees. Only America gives them easy access to arsenals.”

-PTC News