Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has identified the five people killed in a mass shooting at the Molson Coors facility Wednesday afternoon.
Those victims are:
- Jesus Valle Jr., 33, of Milwaukee
- Gennady “Gene” Levshetz, 51, of Mequon
- Trevor Wetselaar, 33, of Milwaukee
- Dana Walk, 57, ofDelafield
- Dale Hudson, 50, of Waukesha
All five victims are men.
Morales also identified the suspected gunman as 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill. According to Morales, Ferrill was an active employee at Molson Coors at the time of the shooting. The motive for the mass killing is still under investigation.
Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley spoke at Thursday afternoon’s press conference, saying his company’s 18,000 employees are grieving. He added the employees who were killed Wednesday were electricians, machinists, and powerhouse operators.
“I’ve spent the day speaking with the families of the victims and meeting with our employees here in Milwaukee because they are our single and number one priority at the moment. And it’s really impossible to understand and imagine what they’re going through at the moment, the loss that they’ve incurred, and the pain that they are feeling at the moment, and our focus is on supporting them as best as we can,” Hattersley said.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said the most important thing for his community right now is to come together and support the victims’ families.
“Miller and Molson Coors are a very important part of this community. For over century and a half, they’ve been part of the fabric of this community, and they’ve been there for us and it’s now time for us to be there for them as well,” Barrett said.
A public vigil is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ridge Community Center on 108th Street.