WAUWATOSA, Wis. (WXOW) - Police relese more details on a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that left eight people injured.
Police Chief Barry Weber said that at 2:50 p.m., police were called to the Mayfair Mall for reports of a shooting.
Witnesses describe the shooting suspect as a white male in his 20s or 30s. They said the man left the mall area before police arrived according to Chief Weber. Police are working on determining the identity of the suspect.
Seven adults and one teen were taken to local hospitals by the Wauwatosa Fire Department. Chief Weber said that the extent of their injuries isn't known but all were alive as of shortly before 6 p.m. Friday evening.
Officers remain at the mall which is closed until further notice.
Police said they may release more information later Friday evening if more details become available.
WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — 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.
Mall operator Brookfield Properties says they’re “disheartened and angered” over the “violent incident.”
(WXOW) - Video from Milwaukee TV station WISN said they've seen six people loaded into ambulances and taken from the scene.
WISN also said that the medical examiner's office is not responding to the scene.
The mayor of Wauwatosa told ABC News that there are multiple injured victims in the incident. The mayor said that the injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
The person believed to be the shooting suspect is still at large.
Around 75 police officers from various departments are at the scene according to the mayor.