A former employee in Milwaukee killed multiple people when there was an open fire at the MillerCoors building on Wednesday and did a shooting spree.
Earlier during the day, he was fired and went back to the work site bringing a gun with him according to the preliminary investigation.
Eight people were shot during the incident, and their conditions are still unknown.
The mayor of Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett, said that some people have died and one of them is the gunman. “There are multiple people who have died, I believe including the shooter”. He said that the situation is “Fluid: and they already have known the building.
Ald. Russel Stamper said, “The vile and heinous deadly violence that was perpetrated at the brewery complex today has no place in our society and makes no sense.”
He added, “The cold disregard for human lives and the lack of value for human life that was shown must be categorically denounced across Milwaukee, across Wisconsin and throughout our nation.”
All of their employees were notified about the active shooting in that specific Milwaukee area through the email and that it was near the second-floor stairwell of Building 4.
The police authorities immediately responded at 2:11 P.M.
As of the moment, there is no active threat. The Milwaukee Police shared on their Twitter page note at 4:47 P.M.: Update regarding the critical incident that occurred on the 4100 blocks of West State Street.
There is no active threat; however, this scene is still active.
Earlier, Molson Coors Beverage Company, the parent company of MillerCoors, made a statement: “There is an active situation at our Milwaukee facility, and we are working closely with the Milwaukee Police Department. Our top priority is our employees, and we’ll provide updates in conjunction with the police as we are able.”
After two hours of chaos, the initial report was announced, and officers were seen in their body armors holding their rifles. There were canine dogs in the area and helicopters were up in the area, including the ones from the MillerCoors company.
One of the husbands of an employee working in the building said that his wife works at the claims department and they were told that there is an active shooter. She is locked in a room together with other co-workers. She was able to text with him while inside the building.
Paramedic units of Milwaukee and West Allis were seen along with other authorities such as the U.S. Marshals, FBI, Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Several schools were locked down too.
Parents of the students from Woodlands School were there to pick up their kids but got a call from the school and informed them about the lockdown.
Many of the parents were circling the block, waiting until everything is cleared. The nearby university tweeted that there was no threat in the campus.
In 2019, the huge beer empire changed its name to Molson Coors Beverage Co.
It announced last year its plan to relocated corporate jobs from Denver to their Milwaukee Office.
Currently, it has 610 posts whereas there are 750 jobs at the West State Street.
Non-face-to-face concert injuries…Full-scale preoccupation of SM and Big Hit online platforms
K-pop big-name K-pop agencies have jumped into the preoccupation of “online platforms.”
It has already been used as an important channel for K-pop to frequently meet fans from afar as it has been in full swing. However, due to the spread of COVID 19, ‘Uncontact (non-face-to-face) communication’ has become important, and the use of online platforms is in full swing.
SM Entertainment is a leading agency. SM recently signed an MOU with Naver to push for joint global projects to strengthen its global entertainment competitiveness.
By combining SM’s expertise in discovering and producing global artists and Naver’s based technology, the company will join forces in expanding the global market for its “Fanship” platform, a global membership community.
FANSHIP is a paid-in fan club community launched by Naver last year. Stars can manage their fan clubs themselves. It is also possible to disclose exclusive content for fans, and to check what activities fans have done and how much they have used the content.
Many singers as well as actors are already using FANSHIP. Naver is showing its willingness to further expand its overseas fan market by cooperating with globally popular SM singers.
Big Hit Entertainment, which owns the global group BTS, is already actively operating its own fan community platform, Weverse. It has been receiving positive responses for its convenience in easily checking singers’ schedules and communicating in real time.
There is also a special content that will be released only through Weverse. In November last year, BTS unveiled its own travel program “Bon Voyage” season 4 through Weverse. Previously, the series had been released on Naver’s V app channel.
Another feature of Weverse is that it works offline. BTS’ concert in Seoul in October last year was packed with tickets sold out, but it was possible not to line up thanks to its preorder of MDs through commerce platform Weverse Shop. He also sent messages to BTS members, checking the waiting time of the food zone through Weverse.
Earlier, Yoon Seok-joon, co-CEO of Big Hit, said about Weverse and Weverse Shop that it was one of Big Hit’s plans to build a “one-stop service with the music industry.”
Weverse was created by BeNX, a subsidiary of Big Hit. BTS, the team’s junior group “TXT,” and Source Music’s group “G-FRIEND,” which was incorporated as a big hit label last year, are communicating with fans through the platform.
Especially noticeable is that other teams from other agencies besides Big Hit have also entered Weverse. It is a group called “Seventeen” belonging to Pledis Entertainment. This is the moment when the influence of Big Hit and Weverse is gradually expanding.
The Fast Company, a U.S. economic media outlet, recently placed Big Hit on the list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2020” after Snap, Microsoft and Tesla, drawing attention to “Weverse” and “Weverse Shop.”
As seen in BTS’ fandom “ARMY,” loyal fans can help make the team a singer who can influence the world. An independent platform that can only be shared by stars and fans is important to make them a “hot community.”
Mandy Moore Almost Walked Away from Hollywood
Amid a divorce and challenges finding work, Mandy Moore asked herself whether it was worth it to continue acting in 2015.
“I just felt like I was at a point in my life where I was the most comfortable making myself the least priority, and I made myself as small as possible to make someone else comfortable.”
After filing for divorce in 2015, she just wanted to give up acting entirely.
“I had done four failed TV pilots. So, I was kind of at the point where I was like, ‘Maybe this acting this is done for me.’ Like, ‘Maybe I need to hang it up and go back to Florida, go to school, go try my hand at something else.’”
However, the 35-year-old actress never had to make that tough decision to go back home because she landed “This Is Us” in 2016.
Fans of the singer-actress know that she has been a celebrity for twenty years, starting at the age of 15.
A couple of years later, she was able to release five albums and had gotten to marry music producer Ryan Adams.
When she got married, Moore thought it would inspire her to be more creative, but it was reportedly such a toxic environment.
Moore and Ryan Adams were married from 2009 until 2016.
In 2019, Moore spoke against her ex-husband in an exposé published by the New York Times.
“Music was a point of control for him. He would always tell me, ‘You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument,” Moore continued, “They would write songs together and promised to record but didn’t follow through.”
Adams would even book them time in the studio, but later would just be replaced with other women.
According to the “Candy” singer, because of his controlling behaviour, it was difficult for her to make new connections in the industry, especially at a pivotal and potentially lucrative time. She was at her 20s by that time.
Mandy Moore says that her ex-husband yelling at her and making her feel inadequate and not good enough is psychologically abusive.
But her ex-husband commented on the interview saying that Moore’s “revelation” of their marriage is all lies.