Milwaukee Shooting

6 Dead, Including Gunman, in Shooting at Molson Coors Brewing Co. in Milwaukee

A senior official brief on the situation said an employee recently fired from the facility returned to the scene and opened fire

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Six people were killed, including the gunman, in a workplace shooting Wednesday at Molson Coors Brewing Co. in Milwaukee, police confirmed.

Police said the gunman is a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The identities of those who passed away will be released at a later time, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said.

No other individuals were reported injured in the shooting.

According to a senior law enforcement official briefed on the situation, the gunman was an employee who was recently fired from the facility returned to the scene in the 4000 block of West State Street in Milwaukee and opened fire.

"This is an unspeakable tragedy for our city," Mayor Tom Barrett said. "This is a community tragedy. There were five individuals who went to work today, just like we all go to work. They thought they were going to work and then would return to their families. They didn't, and they tragically never will."

In a press availability at the White House, President Donald Trump expressed his condolences for the families, calling the shooting a "terrible thing."

“Earlier today a wicked murderer opened fire at a Molson Coors plant, taking the lives of five people," he said. "It’s a terrible thing, and our hearts go out to the people of Wisconsin."

A senior official brief on the situation said an employee recently fired from the facility returned to the scene and opened fire.

Just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Milwaukee police tweeted that the department was investigating a "critical incident" at the brewing company campus. Police asked the public in a tweet to "please stay clear of the area."

About two hours later, Molson Coors tweeted about "an active situation."

"There is an active situation at our Milwaukee facility and we are working closely with the Milwaukee Police Department," Molson Coors tweeted. "Our top priority is our employees and we’ll provide updates in conjunction with the police as we are able."

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was responding to "an active shooter situation at the MillerCoors building." Police said just after 4:30 p.m. that there was "no active threat" but the scene remained active.

Earlier in the day, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported seven people, including the gunman, were killed in the shooting. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett confirmed multiple dead in a press conference but couldn't confirm an exact number of those who died. Just before 6 p.m., a senior law enforcement official told NBC News seven people, including the gunmen, were dead.

Video of the scene showed significant police activity in the area of North 40th Street and West State Street.

Officials from the company were at a convention, and are currently flying back to Milwaukee. A press conference is tentatively scheduled for 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Check back for details on this developing story.

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