MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Police Department is responding to reports of an active shooting at the MillerCoors headquarters in Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon.
Preliminary reports indicate seven people have been shot, including the gunman, Daily Mail reported.
Milwaukee police have been unable to communicate further details as the events unfolds, but have simply referred to it as a “critical incident.”
They have asked people to stay clear of the area.
The company directed employees to find a safe place to hide when the gunman opened fire, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
MPD is investigating a critical incident in the 4000 block of W. State Street. Please stay clear of the area at this time.
— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) February 26, 2020
The building is currently on lockdown.
Relatives of those on lockdown say they are receiving texts from the employees inside.
MillerCoors public relations confirmed that there was an incident.
— Derrick Rose (@DRoseTV) February 26, 2020
UPDATE: Law enforcement sources have told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that at least seven people are dead.
The gunman was an employee who had been fired earlier in the day but returned with a silencer gun and opened fire, police sources told CBS2.