7 adults, 1 teen injured after suburban Milwaukee mall shooting; mayor says injuries not life-threatening

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WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Mayor Dennis McBride says multiple victims but no life-threatening injuries at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, but the shooter remains at large.

Witnesses told WISN-TV that they heard what they believed were eight to 12 shots. Witnesses told police the shooter is a white male in his 20-30s and officials are working to identify him at this time.

WISN-TV reported they had seen five people taken away from the mall on stretchers, at least two of whom were sitting upright and appeared to be conscious.

The Mayfair Mall is operated by Chicago-based Brookfield Properties. Brookfield spokeswoman Lindsay Kahn said she couldn’t provide any details yet.

“It’s a developing situation and we are not going to make a statement until we know more,” Kahn said.

The Mayfair Mall was the site of a February shooting in which a city police officer, Joseph Mensah, shot and killed Alvin Cole, a Black 17-year-old. Police said Cole was fleeing from police; Mensah, who is also Black, said he shot Cole because Cole 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.

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