Police: 8 injured in Wisconsin mall shooting; suspect sought
WAUWATOSA, Wis. — Wauwatosa police believe a shooting at Mayfair Mall that left seven adults injured and hospitalized one teen was not a random act.
Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber gave no motive for the attack at the mall in a brief update about three hours after the shooting. However, a Facebook post from the department said the shooting was likely due to an altercation. Weber said the extent of injuries to the victims was unknown, but all were alive.
Police said witnesses described the shooter as a white man in his 20s or 30s. Investigators were still trying to find the suspect as of Saturday morning. The shooter left the scene after the shooting, according to officials.
“Events like this shake a community, and we remain committed to protecting those who live in and visit Wauwatosa. We will continue to provide updated information, and appreciate patience as we continue to work on this still active investigation,” Wauwatosa police said in a Facebook post Friday night.
Officers initially responded around 2:50 p.m. Friday for a report of a shooting near the northwest entrance of the mall.
Mall operator Brookfield Properties says they’re “disheartened and angered” over the “violent incident.” The mall is considered an active crime scene and is closed until further notice.
The Mayfair Mall property has been cleared and is secure. Mayfair Mall management has indicated that the mall will be…