Victims, gunman identified in deadly mass shooting at Molson Coors Milwaukee campus
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police have released the names of the victims in the deadly Molson Coors shooting that happened Wednesday, Feb. 26.
The victims were identified as:
- Jesus Valle Jr., 33
- Gennady Levshetz, 61
- Trevor Wetselaar, 33
- Dana Walk, 57
- Dale Hudson, 60
Police identified the gunman as Anthony Ferrill, a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who was a current employee of Molson Coors at the time of the shooting.
President and CEO of Molson Coors Gavin Hattersley, shared more about the victims at a news conference on Thursday.
"They were powerhouse operators, they were machinists and they were electricians. But more importantly they were husbands, they were fathers and they were friends," Hattersley said.
The Wisconsin Alumni Association released a statement regarding Trevor Wetselaar, a 2009 UW-Madison alum killed in Wednesday's shooting.
The group said, "The Wisconsin Alumni Association, along with Badgers around the world, are mourning the loss of UW-Madison alum Trevor Wetselaar. We send our thoughts and prayers to Trevor's family and friends, as well as to the loved ones of the other victims killed at Molson Coors in Milwaukee."
Wetselaar had a bachelor's degree from UW-Madison.
Officers say they found the suspected shooter, 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill, dead.
Police say Ferrill shot himself after shooting and killing five other employees. All of the victims were found in the same building.
No one else was hurt in the shooting.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett called the shooting "horrific" and an "unspeakable tragedy for our city."
Police Chief Alfonso Morales said more than 1,000 employees were at work on Wednesday when the shots were fired and the campus was put on lockdown.
"The Milwaukee Police Department again sends our condolences to the families of the victims, the employees of Miller Coors company and I can say together Milwaukee is grieving today," said Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales.
Police had to secure 20 buildings and account for each employee one by one.
It's hard to imagine the stress and shock felt by the workers. Some weren't even able to leave the campus until 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
Thursday, Molson Coors employees returned to pick up their belongings they had left behind and were accompanied by a security escort.
CBS 58 spoke with Brewery Workers Local 9, the union representing many employees who work for Molson Coors. They said they have reached out to all of their members, and are providing them with resources.
All of the workers said they were unable to comment on the shooting Thursday.
The Molson Coors campus is closed for the rest of the week.
Milwaukee police say the shooting remains under investigation.