Multiple people shot at suburban Milwaukee mall
WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) –
Police in Wisconsin say that eight people were injured in a shooting Friday at a suburban Milwaukee mall and that they are still seeking the suspect.
Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber gave no motive for the attack at Mayfair Mall in a brief update about three hours after the 2:50 p.m. attack.
He said the extent of injuries to the eight — seven adults and one teenager — was unknown, but all were alive.
He said the shooter was “no longer at the scene.” when authorities arrived.
Weber said based on statements from witnesses, police were seeking a white man in his 20s or 30s and were working to identify him.
A Wisconsin mayor says multiple people were shot at a mall Friday but none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride says in a statement that a suspect remains at large after the shooting at Mayfair Mall.
Witnesses told WISN-TV that they heard what they believed were eight to 12 shots.
WISN reported that at least five people were taken away from the mall on stretchers, at least two of whom were sitting upright and appeared to be conscious. Some people remained in the mall while police searched for a suspect.
The station interviewed several people outside the mall who said they had friends sheltering in stores inside.