Manhunt underway for mall shooter in Wauwatosa, Wis.
UPDATED 10:00 AM PT – Saturday, November 21, 2020
At least eight people were injured after a gunman opened fire at a Wisconsin mall.
A manhunt is underway for a man in connection with a mall shooting in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. On Friday, several people were wounded after the suspect opened fire at the Mayfair Mall just seven miles west of Milwaukee.
Police said they responded to calls that claimed shots were fired at the northeast entrance of the mall. The suspect is still at-large and was described as a caucasian male in his 20’s or 30’s.
Investigators are working tirelessly to identify and apprehend the suspect from yesterday's shooting at Mayfair Mall. We ask that any witnesses to the incident please contact the Wauwatosa Police Department at 414-471-8430.
— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) November 21, 2020
“Investigators are working on determining the identity of that suspect,” Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Webber stated. “Any information reporting the identity of the shooter at this time is false.”
Statement from Police Chief Barry Weber. Regarding shooting incident at Mayfair Mall 11/20/2020. pic.twitter.com/4dU95DFaXl
— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) November 20, 2020
The extent of the victims’ injuries is unknown, though there have been no reported fatalities thus far. Webber added that seven injured adults and one injured teenager were transported to the hospital by the Wauwatosa Fire Department.
Authorities said the mall remains an active crime scene and is closed for business on Saturday. The Wauwatosa Police Department urges the public to stay away from the area until further notice.