Eight people were injured in an active shooting incident in a Wisconsin shopping center.
Earlier, the Mayor of Wawatusa confirmed that the state of active gunfire was continuing in Mayfair Mall; The shooter is still at large at this time. Eight victims, including a teenager, were injured, but none of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening when they were taken for treatment, although police say the extent of their injuries is currently unknown.
Wauwatosa police said senders received their first 911 shooting calls at the mall near Macy’s entrance at around 2:50 p.m. When the emergency personnel arrived, the shooter was no longer at the scene.
Officials said in a press conference held in the evening that the identity of the shooter was still unknown.
At least 75 officers responded to the scene. The FBI and ATF’s Milwaukee Field Office responded to the incident as well.
The owner of Brookfield Properties said in a statement that he is “frustrated and outraged that our guests and tenants experienced this violent incident today”. Mayfair Mall posted the following statement:
Mayfair Mall was a shooting site in February in which city police officer Joseph Mansah shot and killed Alvin Cole, a 17-year-old black. Police said Cole was fleeing the police; Mensah, who is also Black, said that he shot Cole because Cole aimed his gun at him. The mall was the target of sporadic protests over several months in the aftermath of the shooting.