A man has murdered five people in a gun attack at a US brewery.
The shooter turned the gun on himself after the attack at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
It happened at about 2pm local time on Wednesday
The 51-year-old was an employee at the company and it is believed the victims were his colleagues.
More than 1,000 people work at the campus, which houses brewing facilities and corporate offices.
The shooter’s motive remains unclear.
Milwaukee Police investigate active shooter news release. pic.twitter.com/NhycjiQlLv
— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) February 27, 2020
“In a statement, Molson Coors Beverage Company CEO Gavin Hattersley said he was “devastated to share that we have lost five members of our family in this tragic incident.”
“There are no words to express the deep sadness many of us are feeling right now,” he said.
“The most important thing is that we support and care for each other.
“Please hold your family members tight tonight and keep the families of our fallen teammates in your thoughts.”
Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett said: “There were five individuals who went to work today, just like everybody goes to work, and they thought they were going to go to work, finish their day and return to their families.
“They didn't - and tragically they never will.”
Police chief Alfonso Morales said there is no further threat to the public.
“We will continue to investigate throughout the night,” he said.
He said the shooting was confined the brewery and no members of the public were involved.
The US President Donald Trump described the shooter as a “wicked murderer” and said “our hearts break” for the victims and their loved ones.
“We send our condolences,” he said. “We'll be with them and it's a terrible thing; a terrible thing.”
Earlier, on Twitter, the brewery wrote: “There is an active situation at our Milwaukee facility and we are working closely with the Milwaukee Police Department.”
“Our top priority is our employees and we'll provide updates in conjunction with the police as we are able.”
There is an active situation at our Milwaukee facility and we are working closely with the Milwaukee Police Department. Our top priority is our employees and we’ll provide updates in conjunction with the police as we are able.
— Molson Coors Beverage Company (@MolsonCoors) February 26, 2020