Five of us have been killed in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin state, local officials say.
They say the gunman died from “self-inflicted wounds”. The attacker was known as a 51-year-ancient Milwaukee resident. His motives have been unclear.
The shooting happened in the early afternoon while hundreds of staff have been calm at work.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said it was a “tragic day for town”.
Speaking at a news briefing rapidly after Wednesday’s shooting, he described it as a “horrific act”.
Meanwhile, Milwaukee police chief Alfonso Morales said that the five victims have been all staff of the brewing company.
He praised the way town’s police, FBI officers and firefighters spoke back to the attack.
As the incident unfolded, nearby faculties and businesses have been locked down, local media legend.
Speaking at the White Apartment in Washington, President Donald Trump offered his “deepest condolences to the victims and families in Milwaukee”.
He described the gunman as a “nefarious murderer”.
Wisconsin congressman Mike Gallagher condemned the attack on Twitter, saying: “There may be no place for these kinds of hateful and disgusting acts in our society.”
Molson Coors owns the Coors and Miller beer brands.
The company is but to publicly remark on the shooting.