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A shoot-out in the Molson Coors Beverage Co., in Milwaukee, Wis., it has left several people dead, including the gunman, the mayor of the city said Wednesday.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has reported that at least seven people dead, including the suspected gunman, according to sources. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, said several people had died, but it doesn’t give you a specific number.
Milwaukee police are responding to a “critical incident,” the facility following reports of a shooting, authorities said.
The incident was being treated as an active shooter situation, according to reports in the media. Molson Coors spokesman Martin Maloney told The New york times, there was an “active situation.”
Molson Coors tweeted about the active situation, just before 5:30 p.m. ET, saying, “It has been an action-packed situation in our Milwaukee, wisconsin facility, and we are working very closely with the Milwaukee Police Department. Our first priority is our staff and we will take care of updates, in co-operation with the police, if we are to be able to do.”
The new york Police Department tweeted that a “critical incident” had taken place, and asked everyone to stay away from the area. Officers responded to the area at around 2:10 a.m., according to police.
Milwaukee police are responding to an “active shooter” is in the Miller Valley in the near 41st and State street. The shooting took place at the Molson Coors brewing campus.
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The company told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in an e-mail informing me that the shooter is in the vicinity of Building 4 on the second floor of the stairwell.
Molson Coors, and the Milwaukee police department does not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests for comment.
A staff member told WTMJ-TV that they were told to shelter in place. Officers from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Marquette University, the Division of the Police department and the U.s. Marshals also responded to the scene.
A local elementary school was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure, the station reported.
Molson Coors Beverage Co. works with Miller, Coors and more than a 1,000 people in Milwaukee’s campus, according to the paper.
James Boyles told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that his wife, Lasonya Ragdales, to work for Molson Coors in the claims department. She was texting and out of the building, and she told her husband that there was an active shooter, and she was locked in a room with a bunch of colleagues, the Journal Sentinel reported.
State college police responded to a “critical incident” – in the Molson Coors brewing ability, to reports of a shooting incident on Wednesday.
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Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley was at a business conference in Texas after he was informed of the situation. He was on his way to new york, the news station said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.