(CNN)Five employees were killed Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at the Molson Coors complex in Milwaukee, police said.
The suspected shooter, a 51-year-old man from Milwaukee, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police Chief Alfonso Morales told reporters.
“It’s a horrible, horrible day for the employees here,” Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters. “It’s a very rough day for anybody who’s close to this situation.”
The campus in Milwaukee comprises corporate offices and two breweries. More than 1,000 people were working there at the time of the shooting, officials said.
President Donald Trump called the shooter a “wicked murderer” and offered his “deepest condolences” to the victims and families.
“Our hearts break for them and their loved ones,” Trump told reporters during a coronavirus briefing at the White House.
For several hours, dozens of police officers, SWAT teams and FBI agents were seen walking in and near the sprawling complex of breweries and corporate offices.
Police have released few details but say there’s no active threat at the complex.
Molson Coors said it was working closely with police. “Our top priority is our employees and we’ll provide updates in conjunction with the police as we are able,” the company tweeted.
US Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin described the incident as a mass shooting.
“Gun violence has taken too many lives in Milwaukee and the mass shooting today is heartbreaking,” Baldwin tweeted. “I want to thank the first responders who ran into harm’s way and saved lives. My office is standing by to help the #MKE community in the wake of this tragedy.”