Several Wounded in Mall Shooting in Wisconsin
Several people were shot inside of a Macy’s at a shopping mall outside Milwaukee on Friday afternoon, according to reports.
The gunman opened fire at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin about 10 miles west of Milwaukee, the Journal Sentinel reported.
The city’s mayor, Dennis McBride, told ABC News that the gunman was still on the loose as of about 5 p.m. eastern time.
“Multiple injured victims have and are being transported from the north end of the Macy’s Department Store. None of the victims’ injuries appear to be life threatening. The perpetrator is ‘at-large’ at this time,” McBride told the network.
“There are approximately 75 police officers on scene at this time. It will take time to provide additional, and perhaps, more accurate information, but information will be provided as it becomes available,” he said.
Law enforcement at the scene asked the mall’s management to make an announcement urging people in the building to shelter in place as they responded to the scene, the Journal Sentinel reported.
In a statement to NBC News, Macy’s said they are working with law enforcement.
“We are saddened about the incident tonight at Mayfair Mall, as the safety of Macy’s customers and employees is our top priority,” the company said.
“We are working closely with the Wauwatosa Police Department and local officials on this investigation and defer all comments about the case to local authorities per policy,” they added.
Officials from the FBI, as well as local law enforcement, responded to the shooting, according to a local NBC affiliate.