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'A sad day for Molson Coors': CEO reacts to five killed in shooting near Molson Coors campus

Posted at 7:01 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 10:28:09-05

MILWAUKEE — With the subject line "A Sad Day for Molson Coors," Gavin Hattersley, CEO of Molson Coors, wrote the following email to employees:

"Earlier today we received news of an active shooter on our Milwaukee Brewery campus. The police have since confirmed the shooter, who was an active brewery employee, is now deceased. There is no longer an active threat and our employees are in the process of being released to go home to their families.

Unfortunately, I am devastated to share that we lost five other members of our family in this tragic incident. The police are still working to notify their relatives, so I am unable to provide other information at this time.

There are no words to express the deep sadness many of us are feeling right now. I am on my way to Milwaukee now because in the hours and days ahead, the most important thing is that we support and care for each other.

We're closing our Milwaukee office for the remainder of the week and the Milwaukee Brewery will remain shut down for the time being as well to ensure our people have time to cope with today's events. We ask that everyone be respectful of hour our colleagues in Milwaukee are feeling during this incredibly difficult time and do what you can to be supportive.

Our free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is also available for anyone who needs confidential support. EAP is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 877-468-1009."

"We're closing our Milwaukee officer for the remainder of the week and the Milwaukee Brewery will remain shut down for the time being as well to ensure our people have time to cope with today's events," Hattersley writes in a statement.

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