, , ,

Noose Placed On Molson Coors’ Brewery Shooter’s Locker In 2015

Company Spokesperson: Nothing Suggests Shooting Victims Involved In Incident

Molson Coors facility in Milwaukee
The Molson Coors facility is seen Thursday Feb. 27, 2020, in Milwaukee. An employee at the historic Molson Coors facility shot and killed five co-workers Wednesday afternoon and then turned the gun on himself. Six people, including the shooter, were killed on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at the facility. The brewery remained closed Thursday. Morry Gash/AP Photo

The operator of the Wisconsin brewery where an employee opened fire on co-workers last week says someone years ago placed a noose on the gunman’s locker.

Anthony Ferrill, who was black, gunned down five co-workers at Molson Coors’ brewery in Milwaukee before killing himself last week. His motive remains unknown.

Four victims were white and one was Latino, and local media have reported on speculation the shooting was racially motivated.

Stay informed on the latest news

Sign up for WPR’s email newsletter.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

The company said Wednesday someone placed a noose on Ferrill’s locker in 2015.

Company spokesperson Adam Collins said the incident was investigated and employees were warned such actions wouldn’t be tolerated. He said there’s no suggestion any shooting victims were involved in the incident.

Related Stories