MILWAUKEE, Wi. (CBS) —
Five people and the shooter were killed Wednesday in a shooting at the Molson Coors campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, police said. The investigation is still ongoing.
The suspect is a 51-year-old man who was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Milwaukee police. The shooter was also an “active” employee.
Mayor Tom Barrett called the shooting “horrific” and said it was a “horrible” day for employees and those close to the situation.
Several law enforcement agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI were at the scene investigating.
Employees were warned via email to find a safe place to hide. One employee texted her husband to say she was locked in a room hiding with coworkers.
Nearby schools and local business were placed on lockdown for several hours. The shooting occurred shortly before students at a local school would have been dismissed.
“They’re not going to let them out till this is over,” a bus driver told CBS News before the lockdown was lifted. “That could be a long time.”
The Milwaukee campus of the Wisconsin Humane Society was initially placed on lockdown and then closed for the day once the lockdown was lifted.