Trump addresses Milwaukee shooting: 'Our hearts break for them and their loved ones'

Trump addresses Milwaukee shooting: 'Our hearts break for them and their loved ones'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE addressed the fatal shooting in Milwaukee on Wednesday at the start of his briefing on the coronavirus. 

Multiple people were killed during a shooting on the Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors earlier in the day, with numerous fatalities reported. The president said at the top of the press briefing that he wanted to “extend my deepest condolences to the victims and families.”

“Earlier today, a wicked murderer opened fire at a Molson Coors Brewery Co. plant, taking the lives of five people,” Trump said. “Our hearts break for them and their loved ones. We send our condolences.”

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that seven people, including the shooter, were dead.

Milwaukee police have not confirmed the number of fatalities, however, and warned people that “various sources” are “citing various numbers of casualties.”

“At this time that information has not been confirmed,” a tweet from the department said.

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Molson Coors released a statement on the incident, saying its "top priority is our employees and we'll provide updates in conjunction with the police as we are able."

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters that the president acknowledged Milwaukee hours after the shooting.