Oconomowoc Police are providing a timeline of events that led to two employees at the Roundy’s Distribution Center in Oconomowoc being shot before the alleged gunman turned the weapon on himself.
Police say they were called to the scene at 10:32 last night regarding a possible industrial accident, but quickly learned they were not responding to an accident but to a workplace shooting.
Upon arriving at the scene, police found two victims, neither of them breathing. Police say life saving measures were conducted but were unsuccessful and both people were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say they spotted the suspect’s vehicle a short time later in Milwaukee County. A pursuit ensued before the suspect’s vehicle crashed near 92nd and Townsend. The suspect was found in the car, dead of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.
The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation will be conduction the initial investigation into the shooting at Roundy’s.
A union official says a worker at a supermarket distribution center near Milwaukee shot and killed two co-workers on Wednesday.
Thomas Bennett, secretary-treasurer of General Teamsters Local Union No. 200 said Wednesday that the shootings happened overnight in different locations inside the Roundy’s distribution center in Oconomowoc, about 30 miles west of Milwaukee. Authorities have released few details about the attack, including the names of the shooter and victims.
The facility was locked down temporarily, and police asked motorists to avoid the area near Highway 67 south of Interstate 94. Officers from several area agencies were on the scene.
The Roundy’s complex employs close to 1,000 people, according to the Journal Sentinel.
As of 9 o’clock this morning the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says the shooting at the distribution center and a separate shooting in Milwaukee County are related.
We will update this story when more information becomes available.
OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — Several law enforcement agencies are on the scene of an active situation at the Roundy’s distribution center in Oconomowoc.
The building near Highway 67 and Delafield Rd. is on lockdown, but police would not confirm why they were called.
Police recommend drivers avoid Highway 67, south of I-94 as the investigation continues.
The worker’s union representing Roundy’s employees released the following statement: “General Teamsters Local Union No. 200 has heavy hearts this morning and will hold our comments until the authorities have fully completed their investigation. The Local Union has been in contact with several of our Roundy’s Union Stewards and Kroger Corporate Management in Cincinnati, Ohio throughout the evening about the situation, and with respect to our Membership and their Families, we offer our sincere thoughts and prayers.”
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