Police responded to a shooting incident at the Molson Coors Brewing facility in Milwaukee, 3939 W. Highland Ave., at 2:11 p.m on Wednesday. E-mails were sent to employees at the plant that a shooter was in or near the second-floor stairwell of the factory's Building 4.
- Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said that six people, including the gunmen, were killed. The shooter, identified as a 51-year-old Milwaukee resident, apparently died from a self-inflicted shot.
- Initially, there was conflicting information about the actual number of victims in the shooting. Media reports said from 6 to 8 people could have been killed in the rampage.
- US President Donald Trump expressed condolences to the victims and claimed five people were killed in the shooting.
- The mayor of Milwaukee, Tom Barrett, confirmed that "multiple people have died" and added that the shooter was also killed.
- According to WBBM-TV, citing a law enforcement source, the gunman was an employee at the Molson Coors facility, who had been sacked earlier in the day, returning to the complex with a gun and a silencer, and opening fire on former co-workers. The source added that the shooter could have entered the premises using a stolen name card.
- The Molson Coors brewing facility in Milwaukee is a large industrial manufacturing site with corporate offices and breweries, where more than 600 people are employed.