In a rather shocking incident of sorts; a 51-year-old worked opened fire at the Molson Coors Brewing Company campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin state on Wednesday.

It was indeed a tragic day for residents of Milwaukee, who were shaken by the brewery employee’s horrific act.

While the motives of the gunman remain unclear, gun violence claimed the lives of 5 workers. The attacker died from “self-inflicted wounds”. The shooting took place in the early afternoon at the campus, which had hundreds of employees working out of the office at the time of the ghastly act. The cops, however, were informed of the violent shooting that broke out, at around 2:08 pm (local time).

The news of the sudden shooting sent shockwaves across Milwaukee and interrupted the regular functioning of nearby schools and businesses.

President Trump expressed deep grief as he offered condolences to the families of the victims in Milwaukee. He also called the shooter a “Wicked murderer”, while commenting about the issue to reporters who had gathered at the White House on Wednesday for the coronavirus briefing.

Thinking along similar lines, Wisconsin congressman Mike Gallagher condemned the attack on Twitter. "There's no place for these kinds of hateful and disgusting acts in our society,” he tweeted.

While cops have ascertained that there’s no active threat lurking on the campus, the corporate offices and the breweries will remain closed for the rest of the week.

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes revealed that the Wednesday's incident has been marked as the 11th mass shooting to have taken place in Wisconsin since 2004.

“We are here on the scene of another American tragedy. Another senseless American tragedy. One that shouldn't have to happen and unfortunately it's in our backyard. And I hate to say that it is in our backyard once again," he said to a media outlet.

US Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin also expressed his deepest sorrow over the chaos. “Gun violence has taken too many lives in Milwaukee and the mass shooting today is heartbreaking,” he tweeted, adding “I want to thank the first responders who ran into harm's way and saved lives. My office is standing by to help the #MKE community in the wake of this tragedy”.

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