5 people killed in shooting at Molson Coors’ Milwaukee headquarters; suspected shooter also dead

Police are responding to a shooting in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Five people were killed in a shooting Wednesday afternoon near Molson Coors’ Milwaukee campus, officials said.

The Milwaukee Police Department said in a news conference Wednesday night that the suspected shooter was a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police said the five victims were all Molson Coors employees. No other injuries are known at this time.

Officials said an initial call was received at 2:08 p.m. for a report of a shooting at the campus, which is located near 38th and State Streets in Milwaukee.


Officers from the Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Marquette University Police Department and U.S. Marshals responded to the scene.

The Wisconsin Humane Society was placed on lock down as a result of reports of an active shooter. In a Facebook post, staff said that its campus was closed and all adoptions were on hold.

According to CBS News, Molson Coors’ Milwaukee office and brewery are going to be closed for the rest of the week.

Gov. Tony Evers, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett attended the news conference to share their condolences. Other leaders from around the state also reacted to the shooting.

“This is a tragic day for our city. This is a tragic day for our state,” Barrett said. “Six families are grieving and will be grieving because of this horrific act.”

“What happens in Milwaukee impacts people all across the state,” Evers said. “My role here tonight is to bring as many prayers as I can carry and hearts of people of Wisconsin to the losses that have occurred.”

Barnes said this is the 11th mass shooting to occur in Wisconsin since 2004.

“I want to offer my condolences to the family the friends the coworkers, everybody involved, but I also want to issue a call, a challenge, because we shouldn’t accept this,” Barnes said. “This is not the way that things should be and we should never grow comfortable in the face of these repeated tragedies, and especially right here at home. We have a duty to act.”