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Law enforcement officials identified 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill as the employee of the Molson Coors Beverage Company who gunned down five co-workers at the company’s Milwaukee brewery campus.

Ferrill left the MillerCoors campus and returned to the site with a gun on Wednesday, opening fire around 2 p.m. local time, law enforcement officials briefed on the probe told ABC News.

The victims were identified by Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales as employees Jesus Valle Jr., 33; Gennady Levshetz, 61; Trevor Wetselaar, 33; Dana Walk, 57; and Dale Hudson, 60.

The employees were powerhouse operators, machinists and electricians, Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley told reporters during a press conference Thursday.

“But more importantly, they were husbands, they were fathers, and they were friends,” Hattersley said.

No other victims were injured in Wednesday afternoon’s mass shooting, Milwaukee police said. Ferrill, a resident of Milwaukee, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

The attack garnered a massive response of first responders to the brewery.

Investigators do not yet know the motive of the shooting or how the incident transpired, Morales said.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett described Molson Coors as the “fabric of this community” for more than a century and a half and emphasized the need for support in the aftermath of the shooting.

“We should also recognize that they are going to need our help as a community, because they’ve gone through something that no one ever wants to go through — a sudden, tragic, unexpected, unbelievable loss of life,” he said.

Hattersley said Wednesday in response to the shooting, “There are no words to express the deep sadness many of us are feeling right now.”

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  • frederick says:

    I am an old (76) white guy who grew up in a mixed race and poor neighborhood in St. Joseph, MO. I had black friends whom I played with everyday and we spent nights at each others houses. I never thought of them as black niggers and they did not think of me as a white nigger (cracker). The change came as I , and they , moved out into the world, joined the military and expanded into the adult world of white privileged and upward mobility. White people have “white privilege” and black people have “upward mobility”. Both are evil concepts that have had horrible consequences . No person should have an advantage over others because of their race. Look around you and you see the results of these two concepts everyday. Unqualified people of all races are making decisions that have caused great harm to all of us. People are in positions of authority because their fathers held positions that allowed them to influence others, people are getting into schools without proper schooling or training because their parents are paying off administrators, a former bar maid is telling the world that our Vise President is not qualified to make decisions about a national health crises. We have an old socialist, who has never really accomplished, anything running for President on a socialist ticket. The man owns three very expensive houses. He might even become our next President!! I am a bit off the topic here but I think this man killed a bunch of co-workers because he was harassed and called “Nigger”. I wonder why he did not just beat the hell out of one or two of them to stop the harassment. He certainly looked capable of doing that. Instead, he wanted to make a statement and kill all of them.
    I am a Vietnam 100% disabled Veteran with PTSD. I have nightmares, see things in the daylight and get really pissed about politics but I would never go into a building and shoot five co-workers who have families who love and depend on them.
    This man never filed a racial discrimination complaint???? No company administrator ever check a complaint out.??? That was a question, not a statement>> If he did file and they did nothing, those families (including the shooters) should own that company.

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