LATEST NEWS: What Happened in Wisconsin?

Sydney Campbell, Design Editor

Feb. 26, shortly after 2 p.m., six people were killed at the Molson Coors brewery in Milwaukee. The gunman, 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill, opened fire on his co-workers before turning the gun on himself. 

Following the events Wednesday evening, police officers screened workers individually Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said that more than 1,000 employees worked on the premises at the time of the shooting. By later that night, all workers had returned home after being cleared. 

Authorities released the names of the victims to the public Feb. 27. Jesus Valle Jr., 33; Gennady Levshetz, 61; Trevor Wetselaar, 33; Dana Walk, 57 and Dale Hudson, 60. 

The victims included electricians, powerhouse operators and machinists at the facility. To others they embodied far more than electricians a Navy veteran, a father of young children, a fishermen, and a grandfather. 

Though Ferrill, a self-proclaimed gun collector, made previous claims that the brewery discriminated against him and had previously complained that employees came to his house and bugged his computer, authorities have not yet released the motive for the attack. 

The chief executive officer of Molson Coors, Gavin Hattersley, said that employees are grieving for the five lives lost and that corporate offices will remain closed the rest of the week and the breweries will remain as such until further notice.