Roundy's employees host memorial vigil for shooting victims
MILWAUKEE (CBS58)--It's an unforgettable tragedy. Two Roundy's employees were killed earlier this week. Saturday, March 20, employees held a vigil.
“I think it’s a really rough time for the families and the employees," Meghan Mengell said. She is an employee.
“I'm overwhelmed with emotion," Clayton Moesch said. He is a Roundy's employee and a union member of Teamsters Local 200.
Families, friends and employees gathered to honor the employees who were shot while on the job. Thirty-nine year old Kevin Schneider and 51-year-old Kevin Kloth were killed Tuesday night, March 16, inside Roundy’s Distribution Center in Oconomowoc. Investigators say 41-year-old Fraron Cornelius from Wauwatosa is the shooter. He shortly turned the gun on himself after leaving the job site.
“They were all good guys, just a bad incident," Moesch said.
“Our hearts truly go out to the Schneider family, our hearts truly go out to the Kloth family. We understand your pain and we share your pain," Michael Marx said. He is Roundy’s Wisconsin Division President.
As people grieved amongst one another, a moment of silence gave everyone a chance to pray and remember the “Kevins”.
“We light candles in memory of all we have lost," Gabriel Arreaga said. He is the Senior VP of Supply Chain.
Roundy’s management team says the shooting incident is nothing like they’ve experienced in their 138-year-old history, but they will stand strong as a team.
“Everyday, each day, it will get a little bit better as we remember the wonderful coworkers we lost," Tim Massa said. He is the Senior VP and Chief People Officer of Kroger.
Investigators are still working to find out the motive behind the shooting incident. The company is offering grief counseling.