Police Respond to Reported Shooting at Mall in Wisconsin

Cheryl Sanders
November 21, 2020

Multiple people were injured in a shooting at a United States mall Friday, according to local media, with victims rushed to hospital but no fatalities immediately reported.

None of the victims' injuries appeared to be life-threatening, Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride told ABC News, adding that the shooter was believed to be still at large.

It was not clear how many people had been wounded. One said her sister - a mall employee - heard about 15 shots.

A Wisconsin mayor says multiple people were shot at a mall Friday and transported to area hospitals, while officers continue searching for the shooting suspect.

"We heard the first shot fired and knew immediately it was a gunshot", Wooley told CBS58 in Milwaukee.

Wooley said she didn't see anyone but the shots were "very close".

Trish Cox's 19-year-old nephew works at Finish Line sporting goods store.

A large number of emergency services, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and heavily-armed police officers, responded to the scene.

The incident began just before 3 p.m. local time, officials said, when officers were called for an active shooter situation at the mall.

© Nam Y. Huh/AP FBI officials and police stand outside the Mayfair Mall after a shooting, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Wauwatosa, Wis.

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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