At least eight people — including a teenager — were reportedly wounded during a shooting inside a suburban Milwaukee shopping mall on Friday and the suspected shooter was still being sought, officials said.
Authorities responded to an entrance near a Macy’s inside the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa around 3 p.m., police Chief Barry Weber told reporters. The suspect was no longer at the scene when first responders arrived, he said.
Seven adults and one teen were taken to a hospital. The extent of their injuries was unclear Friday night, Weber said.
“Everybody was alive at that time,” Weber said of the wounded people.
Based on witness descriptions, authorities believe the shooter to be a White male in his 20s or 30s. The mall was expected to remain closed until further notice.
The police department in Wauwatosa — a city of 46,000 residents just west of Milwaukee — did not respond to calls and messages from Fox News.
The FBI and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the area to support local law enforcement efforts.
Police are actively investigating an incident at Mayfair Mall. The mall is currently closed. Please use alternate routes to get through the area. For the most accurate information, follow our official social media on Facebook and Twitter.— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) November 20, 2020
Statement from Police Chief Barry Weber. Regarding shooting incident at Mayfair Mall 11/20/2020. pic.twitter.com/4dU95DFaXl— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) November 20, 2020
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