UPDATE: Nov. 22, 2020 – 3:30 p.m. EST — According to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, police, a 15-year-old Hispanic boy was arrested in Friday’s shooting at Mayfair Mall, Fox 6 Now reports. Police Chief Barry Weber claims that the shooting was a result of an altercation between two groups and “4 innocent bystanders” were injured.
All those injured are expected to survive their injuries, reports local Milwaukee station WTMJ-TV.
While the shooter’s race has not been confirmed, according to a statement put out by the Wauwatosa Police Department on Nov. 20, witnesses initially identified the shooter as a white male in his 20s or 30s.
A firearm was recovered at the scene.
The perpetrator, described by witnesses as a white male in his 20s or 30s, is still at large, Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride said. Investigators claim that any information reported about the shooter’s identity so far is false, according to WKOW.
The shooting began around 2:50 p.m. local time. Witnesses reported hearing approximately a dozen gunshots. Seven adults and one teenager were injured and there are no reported fatalities. The shooter was no longer on the scene when law enforcement arrived. At one point, there were approximately 75 police units on the scene.
According to the Wauwatosa Police Department’s last tweet:
“Law enforcement personnel continue to safely clear Mayfair Mall, and are assisting those inside with safe exit. We ask the community to remain patient as we secure the scene and gather info related to the suspect. Anyone with info should contact the Wauwatosa PD at (414) 471-8430.”
The FBI’s Milwaukee office is reportedly assisting with the investigation in Wauwatosa, which is a suburb about 7 miles outside of the city. According to MSNBC, Mayfair Mall was closed and remained a crime scene Friday night.