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At least seven people have been killed, including the shooter at the Molson Coors Brewing campus in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee police are responding to what they are calling a “critical incident” on the MolsonCoors campus amid reports of a possible shooting.
MolsonCoors said there was an active shooter on its Milwaukee campus and ordered its employees to find a safe place to hide.
Star Tribune reports Seven people were killed including a gunman during a shooting rampage at the Molson Coors Brewing campus in Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Employees were notified by email that an active shooter was in or near the second-floor stairwell of the sprawling factory’s Building 4, the Journal Sentinel said.
This has been a breaking news update. A previous version of the story is below.
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are responding to what they are calling a “critical incident” on the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus amid reports of a possible shooting.
WISN-TV in Milwaukee reported Wednesday that a Molson Coors employee received an email about an active shooter near one of the buildings. Multiple local media citing unidentified sources reported fatalities at the scene, including the shooter. The Associated Press was not able to immediately confirm the reports.
Molson Coors spokesman Martin Maloney told the AP that there was an “active situation” but didn’t have any further details.
There was a heavy police presence in the area, along with fire trucks and ambulances. Live video showed an officer in body armor getting an assault rifle out of a car. Emergency crews were continuing to arrive at the scene nearly two hours after the initial call to police.
The FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were among the agencies responding. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also arrived on the scene.
The incident occurred at a sprawling complex that includes a mix of corporate offices and brewing facilities. At least 600 people work at the complex, which is widely known in the Milwaukee area as “Miller Valley,” a reference to the Miller Brewing Co. that is now part of Molson Coors.
Milwaukee police asked that people stay clear of the area and that no helicopters or drones be flown over the site for “officer safety purposes.”
James Boyles told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that his wife, Lasonya Ragdales, works at Molson Coors in the claims department. She was texting from inside the building and told her husband that there was an active shooter and she was locked in a room with a bunch of co-workers, the Journal Sentinel reported.