OUWA – Mayfair Mall shooting: 8 injured, including teen, during ‘active shooter’ incident in Wisconsin. Seven adults and one teen were injured during a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall Friday, consistent with police.
Emergency crews are responding to the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis., west of Milwaukee. WISN reports that there was a shooting inside the mall.
#FBIMilwaukee currently responding to support local law enforcement tactical response to Mayfair Mall shooting incident.
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Wauwatosa police say they began receiving 911 calls reporting a shooting incident just before 3 p.m. Friday.
A woman who was within the mall at the time tells WISN that she heard multiple shots.
Police say by the time they arrived, the shooter was not at the scene.
It is not known where the shooter is or if authorities know who it’s, consistent with WISN. There are officers there from Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, State Patrol, and others.
Police say preliminary statements from witnesses indicate that the shooter may be a man in his 20’s or 30;s. Investigators are performing on determining the identity of the suspect. Any information reporting the shooter’s identity at this point is fale, police say.
The extend of the victims’ injuries is unknown at this point, however, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office wasn’t called to the scene, which indicates nobody has been killed, officials say.
Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride told ABC News:
“The Wauwatosa local department is currently involved in a lively shooter incident at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa. Through the WPD’s Public Information Officer, more information is going to be released as if becomes available and is confirmed. Multiple injured victims have and are being transported from the north end of Macy’s emporium. None of the victims’ injuries appear to be life-threatening. The perpetrator is “at-large” at this point. There are approximately 75 cops on the scene at this point. it’ll take time to supply additional, and maybe, more accurate information, but information are going to be provided because it becomes available.”
Emergency crews are responding to the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis., west of Milwaukee after reports that there was a shooting inside the mall.
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Those who are looking to reunify with anyone who was at the Mayfair Mall should attend the reunification area, located at the reception store at 3201 N. Mayfair Rd, officials say.
The Mayfair Mall is operated by Chicago-based Brookfield Properties. Brookfield spokeswoman Lindsay Kahn said she couldn’t provide any details yet but did release a statement:
“We are disheartened and angered that our guests and tenants were subject to the present violent incident today. We are thankful for our partners at the Wauwatosa local department and that we are cooperating with them as their investigation develops. At this point , we’d like to direct you to WPD for comment.”
Macy’s also released a press release regarding the incident:
“We are saddened about the incident tonight at Mayfair Mall because the safety of Macy’s customers and employees is our top priority. We are working closely with the Wauwatosa local department and native officials on this investigation and defer all comments about the case to local authorities per policy.”
Police are asking residents to use alternate routes to urge through the world as they actively investigate the incident.
The Mayfair Mall was the location of a February shooting during which a city policeman, Joseph Mensah, shot and killed Alvin Cole, a Black 17-year-old. Police said Cole was fleeing from police; Mensah, who is additionally Black, said he shot Cole because Cole pointed a gun at him. The mall was the target of sporadic protests over several months within the wake of the shooting.
The Milwaukee County DA declined to file charges against Mensah, but the town in the week agreed to a separation agreement during which Mensah is going to be paid a minimum of $130,000 to go away the force.
Mayfair Mall will remain closed until further notice. The crime scene is active and police ask members of the general public to remain faraway from the world to stay the scene secure during the investigation.