Authorities in Wisconsin are actively searching for a gunman who opened fire at Wauwatosa’s Mayfair Mall on Friday afternoon.
Eight people sustained injuries in the shooting including a teenager. Their current condition remains unclear.
The suspected shooter fled the scene before police’s arrival. He was described as a white male in his 20s or 30s.
“We will continue to work diligently to interview the many witnesses, as well as the victims who were injured, to identify and apprehend the suspect,” police said.
The incident occurred just before 3 p.m. following an altercation, preliminary reports said. At least 75 officers and SWAT teams swarmed the mall in response.
“We are disheartened and angered that our guests and tenants were subject to this violent incident today,” Mayfair’s Mall said in a statement.
“We are thankful for our partners at the Wauwatosa Police Department and we are cooperating with them as their investigation develops.”