Multiple people were killed by a gunman at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 26) at Molson Coors in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee police tweeted that the scene was still active at 4:49 p.m. The perpetrator is also dead.
Molson Coors, which changed its name from MillerCoors in 2019, has 610 jobs at the Milwaukee office, according to USA Today. Firefighters and police officers responded to the scene in ballistic gear and asked people to stay away from the scene, the Journal Sentinel reported, and Milwaukee Public Schools placed Story Elementary School on lockdown as a precaution, although all students and staff members inside were safe, according to ABC News 12 Wisconsin. There is not much currently known about the victims, the perpetrator, or the motive.
Molson Coors Beverage Company tweeted at 5:24 p.m. on Wednesday noting the active shooter situation and saying, “our top priority is our employees and we’ll provide updates in conjunction with the police as we are able.”
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