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Gunman kills five at US brewing giant

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The assailant was a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Five people were killed in a shooting at a major brewing company in the US before the gunman killed himself.

The assailant who attacked the Molson Coors complex was identified as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

“They didn’t and tragically they never will.”

Authorities offered no immediate motive for the attack and did not release details about the gunman or how the shooting unfolded.

“Our hearts break for them and their loved ones,” he said.

“We send our condolences. We’ll be with them, and it’s a terrible thing, a terrible thing.”

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The attack occurred at a complex that includes a mix of corporate offices and brewing facilities which is widely known as “Miller Valley”, a reference to the Miller Brewing Co. that is now part of Molson Coors.

Milwaukee Shooting
Five people were killed (Morry Gash/AP)

In an email sent to staff, he said: “Unfortunately, I am devastated to share that we lost five other members of our family in this tragic incident.

“There are no words to express the deep sadness many of us are feeling right now.”

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