Molson Coors Shooter Was Still Wearing His Uniform

5 victims were all fellow employees
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2020 5:59 AM CST
Updated Feb 27, 2020 6:39 AM CST
Molson Coors Shooter Was Still Wearing His Uniform
Milwaukee Fire Dept. personnel respond to reports of an active shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus in Milwaukee, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Police in Milwaukee have not disclosed the identity of the gunman behind Wednesday's shooting rampage at the Molson Coors campus—but the company has described the 51-year-old as an "active brewery employee." The man was still in his uniform when he stormed the facility and killed five fellow employees before taking his own life, the New York Times reports. Police, who spent hours clearing more than 1,000 employees from 20 buildings on the iconic campus Wednesday evening, said the identities of the victims would not be released for at least 24 hours, reports the AP. Police, who have not released details on how the shooting unfolded, say they believe the shooter acted alone.

An employee who gave his name as Randy told reporters that the shooting began at 2pm, when a group of machine shop operators and maintenance people were finishing their shift. Molson Coors chief executive Gavin Hattersley returned from a conference in Texas Wednesday evening and praised employees for their bravery, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "We are a family here at Molson Coors in Milwaukee, and this is an unthinkable tragedy for us," he said. "All across Milwaukee and Wisconsin, there are folk that are associated in some way with our employees at Molson Coors, and I'd ask you to stay close with them—and particularly the families of those who lost their lives today," he said. (More mass shootings stories.)

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