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Suspect in Molson Coors shooting found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound, MPD Chief Morales says

Posted at 6:50 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 11:16:32-05

MILWAUKEE -- The suspect accused of killing five people in a shooting at Milwaukee's Molson Coors campus was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales.

"It's a terrible day for Milwaukeeans," Morales said at a news conference.

Chief Morales also said the suspect was a 51-year-old man who was a Molson Coors employee.

Dozens of squad cars and emergency responders were called to the area of N. 40th St. and W. State St. just after 2:00 p.m.

Several nearby businesses, including Harley-Davidson, were placed on lockdown as a result of the shooting.

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Police have confirmed the area is no longer a threat to the public, though it remains an active scene.

At a news conference in Washington D.C., President Donald Trump said he mourned for the lives lost.

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"Our hearts break for them, their loved ones," the president said, describing the shooter as a "wicked" person.

"We send our condolences," the president continued. "We will be with them."

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