Police respond to 'critical incident' at MillerCoors

  • Police respond to 'critical incident' at MillerCoors

Police respond to 'critical incident' at MillerCoors

Molson Coors, which brews Coors Light, Miller Light, Blue Moon Belgian White and others, changed its name from MillerCoors a year ago.

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Morales says the five victims were all employees of Molson Coors.

Police would not confirm there was a shooting but said it is an "active situation" and warned people to avoid the area of 4000-block of W. State Street. In 2010, a man caught stealing beer from a distribution warehouse in Manchester, Conn., shot and killed eight people and took his own life after offering his resignation. That number has not been confirmed by authorities. "All employees who were on scene have been allowed to go home", Morales told reporters at a late-night news conference several hours after the afternoon shooting.

News reports said the gunman was an employee. Barrett declined to provide specifics, including the death toll, but said police are sweeping the sprawling campus.

SIX people are believed to have been killed in a United States shooting in Milwaukee.

"Our hearts break for them and their loved ones", Trump said before the start of a press conference on the coronavirus held at The White House. "We send our condolences. We'll be with them", Trump said.

The Molson Coors Beverage Co said in a statement: "There is an active situation at our Milwaukee facility and we are working closely with the Milwaukee Police Department".

The police department urged the public to avoid the area on Twitter. Mayor Tom Barrett was reported to be on scene.

Live footage from near the facility showed a massive police response, from Milwaukee officers and SWAT teams to federal agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing unnamed sources, said seven people had been killed, including the shooter. The company notified its employees at the complex of an "active shooter" by email, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"It's just weird, because nine times out of 10 you're going to know the shooter", said employee Thomas Milner. Officials from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshals and police from Marquette University responded, along with other first responders.

Molson Coors executives were in Houston today for the company's sales and distributor convention. In 2008, it was merged with Coors Brewing Co.to form the MillerCoors joint venture.