Shooting at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, many injured

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Eight people were injured in a shooting at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on Friday. The extent of injuries of the seven adults and one teenager were not known. The Wauwatosa Police Department said late Friday that the shooter was still at large. The police is supposing it was not a random act and may have started as an altercation. The incident began just before 3 p.m. local time and witnesses reported hearing up to a dozen gunshots. About 75 officers descended on the scene in Wauwatosa, about 7 miles northwest of Milwaukee. Police only had a vague description. “Everybody started screaming, and like I saw a lot of people running, so I ducked. I was in shock, so I ducked, and then I ran,” said Blanca De Los Reyes, mall employee.

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Witnesses said that the shooter is a white male in his 20s or 30s. “We are thankful for our partners at the Wauwatosa Police Department and we are cooperating with them as their investigation develops,” a statement of the Mayfair Mall said. Dozens of police cars were at the scene searching the area. The Mayfair Mall is operated by Chicago-based Brookfield Properties. Mayfair Mall will remain closed Saturday, Nov. 21. The crime scene is active and police ask members of the public to stay away from the area.