At least seven dead in Milwaukee shooting at Molson Coors brewing company

11:48 AM | 27 Feb, 2020
At least seven dead in Milwaukee shooting at Molson Coors brewing company
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WASHINGTON - At least seven people were killed in a shooting at Molson Coors Brewing Company campus in Milwaukee today (Thursday).

The gunman was also killed while the motive for the attack remains unclear.

Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a press conference that "Officers located the suspect, a 51-year-old Milwaukee man, deceased, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," adding that "We have located five additional deceased adult victims."

At 2:08 p.m. local time (8:08 p.m. GMT), police responded to a call of a shooting at the Miller Coors plant in the US city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Local WISN 12 news broadcaster reported that the suspected shooter was a former employee who was fired earlier in the day and returned to the facility with a gun.

US President Donald Trump during a press briefing at the White House extended condolences to those killed in the "terrible" shooting.

Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley in a statement said the company was closing its Milwaukee office for the remainder of the week.

Miller Coors is a subsidiary of Molson Coors.