Seven people were killed including a gunman during a shooting rampage on the Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors on Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple sources.
Employees were notified by email that an active shooter was in or near the second-floor stairwell of the sprawling factory’s Building 4. Police responded at 2:11 p.m.
As of 3 p.m. the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office reported it had not yet been called to the scene, 3939 W. Highland Blvd.
Milwaukee Fire Department commanders were reporting to dispatchers that multiple people were shot, according to emergency radio traffic provided by Broadcastify. Firefighters and police officers were responding to the scene clad in ballistic gear.
Authorities were asking people to stay away from the scene.
The campus was on lockdown, according to Twitter users whose wives work inside. The women were told to stay inside their offices. One woman reported multiple ambulances on scene.
James Boyles spoke with the Journal Sentinel. He said his wife, Lasonya Ragdales, works at Molson Coors in the claims department. She has been told that there is an active shooter and she is locked in a room with co-workers. She was texting him from inside the building.
Paramedic units from Milwaukee and West Allis were dispatched to the scene along with officers from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Marquette University Police Department and the U.S. Marshals.
Police blocked off the scene at North 35th and West State. Highway 175 was also closed at West State and Vliet.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett arrived around 3:30 p.m.
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SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Meg Jones and Sophie Carson