Mass shooting shocks Milwaukee, as many as seven dead

According to numerous sources, a gunman has opened fire at a Milwaukee brewery, leaving as many as seven dead, including the individual responsible.

 

 

Emergency services are on the scene at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee after officials claim that a gunman opened fire. Local officials say there are multiple fatalities but did not give a definitive figure. Numerous outlets claim the victims could number as many as seven.

“This remains an active scene,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at a news conference. “There are multiple fatalities. We know that. The police department, the fire department have been working extensively. The sheriff is here as well.”

Mayor Barrett labelled the incident “horrific,” confirming numerous reports that the gunman is among the dead. Barrett said law enforcement officials were sweeping the area to make sure “nothing more is occurring.”

Later, the Milwaukee Police Department tweeted: “There is no active threat; however, this scene is still an active .”

Speaking at a White House news conference addressing the coronavirus, Donald Trump offered his “deepest condolences” to the families of shooting the victims.

 

Speaking at a White House news conference addressing the coronavirus, Donald Trump offered his “deepest condolences” to the families of shooting the victims.

 

“Earlier today a wicked murderer opened fire at a Molson Coors Brewing Company plant,” Trump said, adding that several lives were lost and “a number of people were wounded, some badly wounded.”

“Our hearts break for them and their loved ones. We send our condolences. We’ll be with them,” Trump said.

 

 

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, employees at the brewery complex received an email alert saying “an active shooter was in or near the second-floor stairwell”.

Milwaukee television station WISN-12, an ABC affiliate, is reporting that the suspected shooter is a former Molson Coors employee. TBS has not independently verified that information. As NPR noted, “USA Today reported in October that hundreds of corporate jobs were being moved to Milwaukee resulting in the loss of ‘400 to 500’ employees throughout the company.”

While motive is unknown at this stage, as are the names of the victims, Twitter has quickly articulated the gun laws in the state of Wisconsin, clearly suggesting that today is yet another bloody, needless day in the land of the free.

 

 

 

 

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