Multiple people were injured in a shooting at a mall in the Wauwatosa area of Wisconsin on Friday. The incident occurred in a suburb of Milwaukee on Friday afternoon and left multiple people injured, but the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Luckily, no one was killed in the attack, but the suspect remains at large.
Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride said in an afternoon statement that a suspect remained at large after the shooting at Mayfair Mall, where witnesses told WISN-TV that they had heard what they believed to be eight to 12 gunshots.
#FBIMilwaukee currently responding to support local law enforcement tactical response to Mayfair Mall shooting incident.
— FBI Milwaukee (@FBIMilwaukee) November 20, 2020
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 according to the Associated Press.
Mall owner Brookfield Properties said in a statement they were “disheartened and angered that our guests and tenants were subject to this violent incident today.”
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Brookfield Properties, Mayfair’s Mall property management company, released a nearly identical statement, saying that, “We are disheartened and angered that our guests and tenants were subject to this violent incident today. We are thankful for our partners at the Wauwatosa Police Department and we are cooperating with them as their investigation develops.”
More tactical trucks arrive at Mayfair Mall pic.twitter.com/TuEtyjrhlX
— Stephanie Haines (@TMJ4Stephanie) November 20, 2020
The scene outside Macy's at Mayfair Mall. Waiting to get details of a potential shooting in the mall pic.twitter.com/gErpEVt9zQ
— Jessie Geraci (@TheRealJay_Gee) November 20, 2020
Police have not released any additional information about the victims or their condition.
Earlier this year there was a police shooting at the same mall. In that incident, police officer Joseph Mensah, shot and killed Alvin Cole, a Black 17-year-old. As a result of the shooting, the mall became the site of multiple protests this year. The Milwaukee County district attorney declined to file charges against Mensah, but this week, the city approved a separation agreement in which Mensah will be paid at least $130,000 to leave the force.
There is no indication that the shooting is related to the protests in any way, and there are no leads on a potential suspect or their possible motives.
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) November 20, 2020