Gunman opened fire at Molson Coors Beverage Co brewing complex in Milwaukee on Wednesday, killing five workers before he was found dead in an apparently self-inflicted gunshot, police chief said. city.
No one else was injured in the violence that started around 2 p.m. (2000 GMT) on the sprawling campus of more than 20 buildings, where more than 1,000 workers are employed by the beer company in the largest city in Wisconsin, said the chef.
“There is no threat at the moment and we will continue to investigate throughout the night,” police chief Alfonso Morales told reporters at a press conference a few hours after the shooting.
Morales said the bloodshed was confined to the Molson Coors facility and that “no member of the general public was involved”.
The suspect was only described as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man. Authorities have not provided details of the circumstances of the shooting, including what may have precipitated the carnage.
President Donald Trump, recognizing the shooting at the opening of a White House press conference on the coronavirus epidemic, called the shooter a “deadly villain” and called gun violence “terrible”.