Latest: 7 adults, 1 teen shot inside Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, suspect at large
WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A shooting at Mayfair Mall has left eight people injured and a suspect at large.
Wauwatosa officials said seven adults and one teen were shot. They were transported to local hospitals by the Wauwatosa Fire Department and are expected to survive.
Police say when they arrived at the mall, the shooter was "no longer at the scene."
They describe the shooter as a white male, in his 20s or 30s.
Multiple police agencies, including the FBI, are still conducting a tactical search of Mayfair Mall -- the FBI at one point searching the roof.
#FBIMilwaukee currently responding to support local law enforcement tactical response to Mayfair Mall shooting incident.— FBI Milwaukee (@FBIMilwaukee) November 20, 2020
The police chief says investigators are not yet sure who the shooter is. He says any social media reports are wrong and investigators are working on determining the identity of that suspect.
Wauwatosa police say a preliminary investigation has led them to believe that the shooting was not a random act, and was the result of an altercation.
Officials were initially called to the scene around 3 p.m.
A woman who was inside Macy's told CBS 58 she heard what sounded like eight to 12 gunshots right outside the store.
Multiple police squads are in the area along with police K9s.
Law enforcement still arriving at Mayfair Mall to join what is already a very large police presence pic.twitter.com/WqHXGZunZN— Brittany Lewis (@brittlewisnews) November 20, 2020
Less than a mile away, friends and family waited at the At Home store where shoppers were reunited with their loved ones after being transported in a county bus.
Brookfield Properties, the owner of Mayfair Mall, shared the following statement Friday evening:
This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 on air and online for updates.