The perpetrator, described by witnesses as a white male in his 20s or 30s, is still at large, Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride said. Investigators claim that any information reported about the shooter’s identity so far is false, according to WKOW.
The shooting began around 2:50 p.m. local time. Witnesses reported hearing approximately a dozen gunshots. Seven adults and one teenager were injured and there are no reported fatalities. The shooter was no longer on the scene when law enforcement arrived. At one point, there were approximately 75 police units on the scene.
According to the Wauwatosa Police Department’s last tweet:
“Law enforcement personnel continue to safely clear Mayfair Mall, and are assisting those inside with safe exit. We ask the community to remain patient as we secure the scene and gather info related to the suspect. Anyone with info should contact the Wauwatosa PD at (414) 471-8430.”
Statement from Police Chief Barry Weber. Regarding shooting incident at Mayfair Mall 11/20/2020. pic.twitter.com/4dU95DFaXl
— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) November 20, 2020
The FBI’s Milwaukee office is reportedly assisting with the investigation in Wauwatosa, which is a suburb about 7 miles outside of the city. According to MSNBC, Mayfair Mall was closed and remained a crime scene Friday night.
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