Milwaukee Police said Wednesday that they were responding to a “critical incident” near the Molson Coors complex, and a city official confirmed there was a shooting at the facility, which includes a large brewery.
WISN-TV reported, based on two law enforcement sources, that the gunman was an employee at the complex, which until recently was known as MillerCoors.
Local television stations showed police cars and officers with rifles descending on the area. Milwaukee Police and Molson Coors did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.
Kiandre Ford, 27, who works in the lobby of the Harley-Davidson building nearby, said that he got a phone call requesting to put the building on lockdown after the company alerted that there was an active shooter in the area.
“We heard from higher-ups — I didn’t know what was going on myself,” Mr. Ford said. “I got a call, and the Harley-Davidson building is now on lockdown.”
Julie Bosman and Sandra E. Garcia contributed reporting.