UPDATE: Victims, suspect identified in Molson Coors brewery shooting

Still image from WDJT live video Feb. 26, 2020
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MILWAUKEE (WSAW/AP) —

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has identified the victims and suspect in a shooting Wednesday at Molson Coors in Milwaukee.

Chief Morales said the suspect is 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill. The victims were identified as Jesus Valle Jr., Gennady Levshetz, 61, Trevor Wetselaar, 33, Dana Walk, 57, and Dale Hudson, 50.

The shooting happened Wednesday around 2 p.m. at Molson Coors. Police said the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“There were five individuals who went to work today, just like everybody goes to work, and they thought they were going to go to work, finish their day and return to their families. They didn’t — and tragically they never will,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Wednesday night.

Authorities offered no immediate motive for the attack, but said Ferrill was an employee.

No one was wounded beyond those who were killed, authorities said.
WISN-TV in Milwaukee reported Wednesday that a Molson Coors employee received an email about an active shooter near one of the buildings. Molson Coors spokesman Martin Maloney told the AP that there was an “active situation” but didn’t have any further details.
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 CEO of Molson Coors released a statement on Facebook:
Earlier today we received news of an active shooter on our Milwaukee Brewery campus. The police have since confirmed the shooter, who was an active brewery employee, is now deceased. There is no longer an active threat and our employees are in the process of being released to go home to their families.

Unfortunately, I am devastated to share that we lost five other members of our family in this tragic incident. The police are still working to notify their relatives, so I am unable to provide more information at this time.

There are no words to express the deep sadness many of us are feeling right now. The most important thing is that we support and care for each other. We ask that everyone be respectful of how our colleagues in Milwaukee are feeling during this incredibly difficult time and do what you can to be supportive.

Please hold your family members tight tonight and keep the families of our fallen teammates in your thoughts.

Gavin Hattersley, CEO, Molson Coors Beverage Company

This is the eleventh mass shooting in Wisconsin since 2004. Milwaukee Police expect to give another update at 9 p.m on Wednesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.