Six dead following mass shooting in Milwaukee
A 51-year-old brewery worker murdered five of his colleagues before shooting himself, police have confirmed.
Five people have been shot and killed following a mass shooting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Wednesday.
The shooting took place at a brewery in Milwaukee, and it is believed that a 51-year-old brewery worker murdered five of his colleagues before shooting himself.
Police in the area have said all of the victims were employees of Molson Coors brewery, and that the incident occurred at approximately 2.10pm local time.
Molson Coors Beverage Company released a statement, saying: "There are no words to express the deep sadness many of us are feeling right now. The most important thing is that we support and care for each other. We ask that everyone be respectful of how our colleagues in Mulwaukee are feeling during this incredibly difficult time, and do what you can to be supportive."
— Molson Coors Beverage Company (@MolsonCoors) February 27, 2020
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said: "It’s a terrible day for Milwaukeeans."
Milwaukee's mayor Tom Barrett also commented on the news, saying: "There were five individuals who went to work today, just like everybody goes to work, and they thought they were going to go to work, finish their day and return to their families.
"They didn't - and tragically they never will."
Police also confirmed that there is no longer any threat, and that a motive behind the shooting remains unclear at this point.