A gunman killed five employees of one of America’s best-known breweries on Wednesday before turning the weapon on himself in the latest burst of mass gun violence in the US.
According to a police officer, more than 1,000 employees were at the Molson Coors brewing complex in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when the early-afternoon tragedy occurred.
He said officers found the suspect, a 51-year-old local man, dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
News reports said the gunman was an employee.
Mayor Tom Barrett said five other people, all workers at the facility, killed.
“This is an unspeakable tragedy for our city,” police said at the same press conference.
President Donald Trump earlier gave the first official word of the toll.
“A wicked murderer opened fire at a Molson Coors brewing company plant, taking the lives of five people.
A number of people wounded, some badly wounded,” President Trump said at a press conference.
US media reported the shooter had been fired earlier in the day from the beer giant.
The local reporter said the shooter appeared to have stolen the nametag of another employee, then returned to the office complex with a gun.