Milwaukee police identify the five victims of Molson Coors shooting

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police today identified the five victims of the Molson Coors shooting as well as the gunman, who took his own life.

The victims, all of whom lived in Wisconsin, are:

  • Jesus Valle Jr., 33 of Milwaukee
  • Gennady Levshetz, 61, of Mequon
  • Trevor Wetselaar, 33, of Milwaukee
  • Dana Walk, 57, of Delafield
  • Dale Hudson, 50, of Waukesha

They were power house operators, machinists and electricians, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said.

Police identified the shooter as Anthony N. Ferrill, 51, who had worked as an electrician for more than 20 years, about 17 of them at Molson Coors.

Ferrill had been showing signs of bizarre behavior in recent months, telling at least one co-worker that he believed brewery workers were coming into his home, bugging his computer and moving chairs around, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

He opened fire at his workplace on Wednesday, killing the five victims before fatally turning the gun on himself.

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The brewery, which was founded in 1855 as Miller Brewing Company, is a legendary part of Milwaukee’s beer brewing tradition.

The mass shooting, the largest in the United States in 2020 to date, has shaken residents and city leaders.

All 15 members of the Milwaukee Common Council released a statement Thursday calling for people to support each other, especially the families and friends of the victims.

“This is an unimaginable horror and we stand with them in their sorrow.  We must not yield to despair or weariness, even as violence of this kind continues with disturbing frequency,” aldermen said. “It is in the face of events like these that we most need to find support in community — in a coming together with a common purpose to bring healing and peace. Together, we are, and will remain, Milwaukee Strong.”

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