"Senseless violence" -- Employee killed 5 -- Guns!
‘Senseless violence:’ Fired Miller Brewery employee killed 5; shooter dead
POSTED 2:38 PM, FEBRUARY 26, 2020, BY KATIE DELONG, UPDATED AT 09:00PM, FEBRUARY 26, 2020
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said five Miller Brewery employees were fatally shot at their workplace near 41st Street and State Street Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 26. The shooter, a Milwaukee man, 51, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shooter was an employee in uniform, who was fired Wednesday, sources said. No members of the public were involved.
The shooting happened just after 2 p.m. at the Molson Coors Beverage Company — the old Miller Brewery.
On Wednesday evening, police were screening people and checking off workers one by one — an arduous task. Chief Morales said more than 1,000 were working at the time.
“We have several people we need to talk to, and we have to go through a roll call and identify who’s missing,” said Chief Morales.
The names of the victims were not released Wednesday, due to family notifications.
“It’s a terrible day for Milwaukeeans, and I pass on my condolences to the families of the employees of Miller, and to the employees of Miller, or Molson Coors,” said Chief Morales.
An employee told FOX6 the Milwaukee campus would remain closed for the rest of the week. FOX6 obtained this letter from Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley, shared with employees:
Today, five people are dead! Was the shooter protecting his property or saving a life? Gun were made to kill! The NRA should be a shame themselves.
“This is a tragic day for our city,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “This is a tragic day for our state. Five families, six families, actually, are grieving and will be grieving because of this horrific act of this individual. This is a time for us to think about those families because there are 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.”
CD must take a stand and speak out against guns! The little girl, in another thread, carry an AR-15, makes me sick! CM