Milwaukee Molson Coors shooter’s identity revealed: Gunman accused company of racial bias, showed signs of paranoia before rampage The gunman behind a horrific mass shooting at the Molson Coors headquarters in Milwaukee has been identified by police as 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill, who was recently fired by the company. His five victims have also been named.
Ferrill, an electrician at the firm, opened fire on former co-workers at the sprawling Molson Coors campus on Wednesday afternoon, killing five people before turning the gun on himself. The victims have now been identified, and range in age from 33 to 51.
“They were power house operators, they were machinists and they were electricians, but more importantly they were husbands, they were fathers and they were friends,” Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley said in a statement. “They were part of the fabric of our company and our community and we will miss them terribly.”
The assailant reportedly quarreled with one of the victims – a fellow electrician – before the shooting, with one co-worker a Milwaukee newspaper that Ferrill “believed he was being discriminated against because he was African American,” and that he later became convinced that “brewery workers were coming into his home” and “bugging his computer.”
Both police and city officials have declined to say whether the shooting was racially motivated, with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett stating: “Right now there is an investigation going on and I think it is premature to speculate on anything.”
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