Milwaukee brewery shooting

On February 26, 2020, a mass shooting occurred at the Molson Coors Beverage Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at approximately 2:10 pm.[2] The perpetrator, 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill, shot and killed five coworkers before committing suicide.[3][4][5] It is believed to be one of only two public mass shootings to occur in the U.S. in all of 2020, with the other occurring at Springfield, Missouri, in March and leaving five people dead, including the gunman.[6]

Milwaukee brewery shooting
Part of mass shootings in the United States
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The Miller brewery plant in September of 2020
LocationMolson Coors Beverage Company,
4100 West State Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates43°02′32″N 87°57′54″W / 43.0423°N 87.9650°W / 43.0423; -87.9650Coordinates: 43°02′32″N 87°57′54″W / 43.0423°N 87.9650°W / 43.0423; -87.9650
DateFebruary 26, 2020
2:10 p.m.
TargetEmployees
Attack type
Workplace shooting, mass shooting, murder–suicide
Weapons
Deaths6 (including the perpetrator)
PerpetratorAnthony Ferrill
MotiveUnknown

ShootingEdit

Milwaukee police responded to reports of a shooting at the company just before 2:10 pm, and the incident was handled as an active shooter situation. The company used Twitter to announce the situation just before 2:30 pm, they also emailed a local newspaper that the shooter was located in or near the second-floor stairwell of Building 4.[7] Following the shooting, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were dispatched to the scene, while a number of nearby schools and businesses were placed on lockdown.[8]

The victims were male employees at the brewery, aged 33 to 61.[9]

PerpetratorEdit

The shooter was identified as 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill.[10] He worked as an electrician for more than 20 years, spending about 17 of those at the Milwaukee campus. In 2015, a noose was placed in Ferrill's locker. However, the police have not confirmed a motive for the shooting.[11][12][13] He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene, according to police.[14]

ReactionsEdit

The CEO of Molson Coors wrote an email to all of the company's employees, in which he expressed his condolences.[15]

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett described the shooting as a tragic day for the city and the state. Other politicians, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin, issued statements about the shooting, with some highlighting gun control stances along with condolences.[7]

President Donald Trump extended his condolences to those affected by the "wicked murderer" who had wounded and killed a number of people.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rose, Derrick. "'There was no warning this was going to happen,' Miller shooting witnesses told investigators". wisn.com. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Thebault, Reis (February 26, 2020). "Five dead in shooting at Molson Coors campus, Trump says". Washington Post. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Carson, Sophie; Hauck, Grace; Shannon, Joel (February 26, 2020). "Six dead in shooting rampage at Molson Coors in Milwaukee; gunman also dead". USA TODAY. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Espana, Melissa (February 26, 2020). "'There are multiple people who have died': Milwaukee mayor says after shooting at Molson Coors HQ". WGN-TV. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  5. ^ Danbeck, Jackson (February 26, 2020). "Multiple people, including shooter, dead in Milwaukee shooting at Molson Coors". www.nbc15.com. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  6. ^ Pane, Lisa Marie (December 29, 2020). "In a year of pain, one silver lining: fewer mass shootings". Associated Press. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  7. ^ a b c Casiano, Louis (February 26, 2020). "Shooting at Molson Coors' Milwaukee facility leaves 6 dead, including suspect, authorities say". Fox News. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Madani, Doha (February 26, 2020). "'Multiple people' dead in shooting at MolsonCoors campus in Milwaukee". NBC News. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  9. ^ "Milwaukee police identify the 5 victims of Molson Coors shooting". news.yahoo.com.
  10. ^ "Shooter at Milwaukee Molson Coors had a long-running dispute with a co-worker, law enforcement source says". USA Today. February 27, 2020.
  11. ^ Nicole Chavez; Carma Hassan; Faith Karimi. "Molson Coors shooting suspect worked for more than 10 years as an electrician in the company". CNN.
  12. ^ Diedrich, Gina Barton, Annysa Johnson, Rick Barrett and John. "Shooter at Milwaukee Molson Coors had a long-running dispute with a co-worker". USA TODAY.
  13. ^ Simon, Mallory (March 4, 2020). "Noose once placed on locker of shooter at Molson Coors, company says". CNN. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  14. ^ "6 Dead, Including Gunman, in Shooting at Molson Coors Brewing Co. in Milwaukee". NBC Chicago. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  15. ^ Mickle, Jordan (February 27, 2020). "'A sad day for Molson Coors': CEO reacts to five killed in shooting near Molson Coors campus". TMJ4. Retrieved February 27, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)