Milwaukee police identifies 5 victims killed in Molson Coors shooting
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department has identified the five victims killed in Wednesday’s Molson Coors shooting.
Police said the following employees were found dead at the Molson Coors plant:
- Jesus Valle Jr., 33, of Milwaukee
- Gennady “Gene” Levshetz, 51, of Mequon
- Trevor Wetselaar, 33, of Milwaukee
- Dana Walk, 57, of Delafield
- Dale Hudson, 50, of Waukesha
All five victims were men.
Police officially identified the gunman as Anthony Ferril, 51, of Milwaukee. Police said Ferril was an active employee at Molson Coors at the time of the shooting.
Officials said the shooter’s motive for the mass killing is still under investigation.
Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley spoke at Thursday afternoon’s press conference, saying his company’s 18,000 employees are grieving. He added the employees who were killed Wednesday were electricians, machinists and powerhouse operators.
“I’ve spent the day speaking with the families of the victims and meeting with our employees here in Milwaukee because they are our single and number one priority at the moment,” Hattersley said. “And it’s really impossible to understand and imagine what they’re going through at the moment, the loss that they’ve incurred, and the pain that they are feeling at the moment, and our focus is on supporting them as best as we can.”
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said the most important thing for his community right now is to come together and support the victims’ families.
“Miller and Molson Coors are a very important part of this community,” Barrett said. “For over a century and a half, they’ve been part of the fabric of this community, and they’ve been there for us and it’s now time for us to be there for them as well.”
A public vigil is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ridge Community Center on 108th Street.
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