A former Milwaukee brewery employee shot five people and then shot a bullet in his own head
Arriving at the scene, law enforcement officers found six people with multiple gunshot wounds in the building of the MillerCoors. Five of them were registered as employees of the enterprise and another one was identified as a shooter.
"This is a tragic day for our city, a tragic day for our state," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at a press conference Wednesday night. "Five families, six families actually, are grieving. ... This is a time for us to think about these families."
According to official information, dozens of rescuers and patrol cars arrived at the place of mass shooting at about 2 pm. The 51-year-old suspect was also found dead at the scene of the tragedy.
Active Shooter at MillerCoors In Milwaukee:— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 26, 2020
- Witnesses say employee opened fire
- Multiple casualties reported
- Scene remains active
- ATF respondingpic.twitter.com/lwiMEFmTiA
The shooter's motives remain a mystery to the investigation. Local police collect evidence at the scene of the shooting and interview witnesses. According to sources close to the situation, the angry shooter was fired on the day of the shooting, investigators have not yet confirmed this information.
US President Donald Trump also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.
Image: @MatthewKeysLive \ Twitter