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.
Seventy five police 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.
A woman who was inside Macy’s told CBS 58 she heard what sounded like eight to 12 gunshots right outside the store.
‘We were on the third floor,’ said Jill Wooley.
‘We heard eight to 12 gunshots, and dropped to the floor.’
She said she did not see the gunman, but managed to find a stairwell and head down into Macy’s basement.
‘We went through another doorway and found more employees, and told them what was happening. They immediately ran off to find some information, and what we should do. Shortly after we all ran out of the building.’
She was with her 79-year-old mother, and both were shaken but unharmed.
Mr McBride told ABC News the perpetrator is ‘at large’ and that SWAT teams are currently circling the mall, looking for him or her.
Police have secured the building, and are allowing those inside the mall to filter out.
Wauwatosa Police Department asked people to avoid the area.
‘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.’
Brookfield Properties, which manages Mayfair Mall, said in a statement: ‘We are disheartened and angered that our guests and tenants were subject to this violent incident today.
‘We are thankful for our partners at the Wauwatosa Police Department and we are cooperating with them as their investigation develops.’
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.