Six people including the suspect are dead after a shooting spree at Molson Coors this afternoon.
Gathering information from various sources, police responded to the Molson Coors campus at 4115 W. State St. a little after 2 pm. Roads and nearby businesses and schools were locked down after the active shooter report.
Employees were notified by email that an active shooter was in or near the second-floor stairwell of Building 4. According to police, nearly 1000 people were working at the facility at the time of the incident.
According to an inter-office memo from the CEO Gavin Hattersley, the shooter who is now deceased was an active brewery employee.
The scene was finally declared safe at 4:47 pm CST by the Milwaukee Police.
Update 6:30 pm CDT: Per Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales, there is no other threat at this time. At 2:08, police responded to a shooting at Molson Coors Brewery. Officers found a 51-year-old brewery employee deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 5 additional employees have been found deceased on scene. No other injuries have been reported.
Update 2/27, 3pm: The shooter has been identified as Anthony Ferrill.
According to a source with Molson, leadership is flying back to Milwaukee from Houston, where a conference was being held.
Developing Story. We are in contact with employees at Molson Coors and will have updates.
There is an active situation at our Milwaukee facility and we are working closely with the Milwaukee Police Department. Our top priority is our employees and we’ll provide updates in conjunction with the police as we are able.
— Molson Coors Beverage Company (@MolsonCoors) February 26, 2020