‘Multiple people shot in mall in Wisconsin’ sparking huge police response
- A shooter opened fire at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa on Friday around 3pm
- The mall is around seven miles outside of Milwaukee
- It is unclear how many people have been injured in the shooting
- Early reports say three teenagers are among those caught up in the shooting
- Ten ambulances have been requested to the scene and the mall is on lockdown
- The suspect remains at large with SWAT teams currently circling the mall
- Dennis McBride, mayor of Wauwatosa, said the injuries were not life-threatening
Multiple people have been shot at a mall Wisconsin.
According to local reports, a gunman opened fire at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, seven miles west of Milwaukee, on Friday afternoon, injuring several people.
Dennis McBride, the mayor of Wauwatosa, said none of those injured appeared to have life-threatening injuries.
The gunman is still at large, he said.
Officers and at least 10 ambulances were requested to the scene around 3pm, and a reporter with TMJ4 said three ambulances left the scene.
The mall and a nearby school are currently on lockdown.
Unconfirmed reports from police scanner traffic say at least three juveniles are among those shot.
At least three people were seen being loaded into Wauwatosa Fire Department ambulances
According to reports from police scanner traffic at least three juveniles were shot
According to CBS 58, dozens of police cars were at the scene, many outside the Macy’s department store at the mall.
WISN 12 reports that the majority of victims are ‘down’ near the Macy’s.
Mr McBride told ABC News the perpetrator is ‘at large’ and that SWAT teams are currently circling the mall, looking for him or her.
‘Idk what the f**k is happening but i’m sitting in p.f. chang’s and people are RUNNING out of mayfair mall. no one is telling us what’s going on,’ one person tweeted.
‘I am fine. I am away from the area. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE AREA TO ALLOW EMERGENCY PERSONNEL TO GET THROUGH.’
The gunman opened fire at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on Friday afternoon
The Mayfair Mall was the site of a shooting in February 2020, in which a police officer, Joseph Mensah, shot and killed 17-year-old Alvin Cole, a black man.
Police said Cole was fleeing from officers and Mensah, who is also black, shot Cole after the teen pointed a gun at him.
The mall was the target of sporadic protests over several months in the wake of the shooting.
The Milwaukee County district attorney declined to file charges against Mensah, but the city this week agreed to a separation agreement in which Mensah will be paid at least $130,000 to leave the force.