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.
The shooting took place outside a Macys department store at the Mayfield Mall in Wauwatosa, a Milwaukee suburb of 47,000 people, according to local authorities.
Seven adults and one teenager were transported to the hospital, Wauwatosa Chief of Police Barry Weber said in a statement, but the extent of their injuries was unknown.
Massive police presence outside Mayfair. Witness who was inside mall says she ran after being told by security guards said there was an active shooting inside Macys pic.twitter.com/xhW3JUrLRmBen Jordan (@BenJordan3) November 20, 2020
The shooter left the scene by the time emergency responders arrived, Weber said, and remained at large.
Police described him as a white male in his twenties or thirties.
Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride said in a statement earlier Saturday none of the injuries appeared life-threatening. He added that 75 police officers were on the scene.
Live TV shots on local ABC affiliate WISN12 showed dozens of police vehicles with flashing lights outside Macys and video posted to Twitter showed paramedics wheeling people out of the mall on stretchers.