Police: Molson Coors Worker Killed 6, Including Himself

The 51-year-old killed his colleagues with two handguns
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2020 4:28 PM CST
Updated Feb 26, 2020 7:46 PM CST
7 Killed in Shooting Rampage at Molson Coors Headquarters
Police work outside the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, after reports of a possible shooting.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

A Molson Coors worker fatally shot five people and himself Wednesday at the company's sprawling Milwaukee campus, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. No names have been released, but police say the shooter was a 51-year-old male who used two handguns, one with a silencer (which is legal in Wisconsin if it's registered with the federal government). Seems he killed all his victims; no one was injured. The tragic ordeal began around 2pm when law enforcement was called to the complex and showed up in force, with police officers, SWAT teams, and agents from the ATF and FBI. Minutes later, employees were notified by email of the shooter's location and began frantically contacting loved ones on the outside.

Meanwhile, police and firefighters taped off surrounding streets as nearby businesses and schools were shuttered. Parents were seen driving around the block for an all-clear to pick up their children; one teacher was seen comforting a visibly distraught parent. Police said the threat was over by around 5pm, the Washington Post reports. It's one of the worst mass shootings in the history of Wisconsin, which has suffered 11 over the past 20 years. "This is a time for us to think about those families because there were five individuals who went to work today, just like everyone goes to work, and they thought they were going to go to work, finish their day and return to their families," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. "They didn't, and tragically they never will." (More mass shootings stories.)

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