New information gives insight to what led to Anthony Ferrill, 51, shooting five people to death before taking his own life at Molson Coors on Wednesday, and how media outlets shared false reports about a fired employee committing the shooting.
The following is information from numerous sources who spoke to WTMJ:
Anthony N. Ferrill, 51, had worked as an electrician for more than 20 years, about 17 of them at Molson Coors, according to multiple sources and online employment records. Police confirmed he was the shooter at a Thursday afternoon news conference.
Employees passed on that information to media outlets, but Molson Coors never officially released that information.
Then, it was discovered that Ferrill worked his entire shift on Wednesday.
At the shift change, he left his location, retrieved guns from an as-of-now unknown location, and then committed the shooting.
Sources tell us he has had mental health issues in the past.