Published: Sat, November 21, 2020

Mayor: Wisconsin mall shooting injuries not life-threatening

Mayor: Wisconsin mall shooting injuries not life-threatening

A suspect was at large after multiple people were wounded in an "active shooter incident" at a suburban shopping centre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday.

Police secure the scene outside the Mayfair Mall after a gunman opened fire on November 20, 2020 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The seriousness of their injuries was not immediately known, but Wauwatosa mayor Dennis McBride told ABC news their injuries were not life threatening. He added that 75 police officers were on the scene.

The mall posted on Facebook Friday saying it had closed after the shooting.

Preliminary statements from witnesses indicate that the shooter is a white male in his 20s or 30s, Weber said. "Investigators are working on determining the identity of that suspect".

Several customers interviewed by local media said shoppers and mall employees were locked inside the mall but were safe. "We both just dropped to the floor". One said her sister - a mall employee - heard about 15 shots. "I think we're all born with it", she said. Heavily armed Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel were visible at the mall.

"It's a developing situation and we are not going to make a statement until we know more", spokeswoman Lindsay Kahn, of Mayfair operator Brookfield Properties, told The Associated Press.

Police said Cole was fleeing from police; Mensah, who also is Black, said he shot Cole because Cole pointed a gun at him. The Milwaukee County district attorney declined to file charges against Mensah, but the city this week agreed to a separation agreement in which he will be paid at least $130,000 to leave the force.

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