UPDATE: 15-year-old teen arrested in connection with Mayfair Mall shooting

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SUNDAY 11/22/2020 4 p.m.

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (WFRV) – A 15-year-old teenager was arrested on Saturday in connection to the Mayfair Mall shooting that took place on Friday afternoon, according to the Wauwatosa Police Department.

During a Sunday afternoon press conference, Wauwatosa police report a 15-year-old Hispanic teen was arrested on Saturday night and the suspected firearm used in the incident was recovered at the scene of the arrest.

Police confirm that this incident was not a random act of violence but an altercation between two groups and several other arrests have been made.

The incident which took place on Friday at around 2:50 p.m. left a total of seven adults and one teenager with non-life-threatening injuries and most of the patients have been discharged from the hospital.

Authorities note several members of the two groups were injured during the altercation.

“There were four innocent bystanders that received non-life-threatening injuries during this incident,” shares police.

Wauwatosa Police add that increased security measures at the Mayfair Mall will be implemented and that all stores within the mall are now open.

Officials say the case still remains under investigation at this time, but share that everyone involved in the incident has been taken into custody.

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

Search for Mayfair Mall shooting suspect continues, witnesses asked to come forward

SATURDAY 11/21/2020 2:53 p.m.

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (WFRV) – The search to identify and locate the suspect involved in the Mayfair Mall shooting on Friday afternoon continues.

On Saturday morning, the Wauwatosa Police Department tweeted, “Investigators are working tirelessly to identify and apprehend the suspect from yesterday’s shooting at Mayfair Mall…”

This update comes hours after the Wauwatosa Police Department released a statement saying the preliminary investigation has led officers to believe the shooting was not a random act, but the result of an altercation.

Police are asking for any witnesses to the incident to contact the department at 414-471-8430. Local 5 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they are made available.

Wauwatosa police believe Mayfair shooting was not random, possible altercation

FRIDAY 11/20/2020 9:44 p.m.

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wauwatosa Police Department has released a statement saying the preliminary investigation has led them to believe the shooting in the Mayfair Mall was not a random act, but the result of an altercation.

Police say the Mayfair property has been cleared and is now secure, but law enforcement will remain on the scene late into the night.

Mayfair Mall management has indicated that the mall will be closed Saturday, Nov. 21.

UPDATE: Wauwatosa police release information on Mayfair Mall shooting

FRIDAY 11/20/2020 5:51 p.m.

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wauwatosa Police Department has released information on the reported shooting at Mayfair Mall.

According to the report, around 2:50 p.m. Friday Wauwatosa Police Dispatch was alerted to shots fired in the mall by multiple 911 calls.

When emergency personnel arrived, the shooter was no longer at the scene, says the police.

Officers say there were seven injured adults and one injured teenager who were transported to the hospital by the Wauwatosa Fire Department. The extent of their injuries remains unknown at this time.

Investigators say preliminary statements from witnesses indicate the shooter is a white male in his 20’s or 30’s.

Authorities say Mayfair Mall will remain closed until further notice and the crime scene is active so they ask for people to stay away from the area.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wauwatosa Police Department at (414) 471-8430.

Original Story: Police responding to reported shooting at Wauwatosa mall, mayor says suspect at large

FRIDAY 11/20/2020 3:40 p.m.

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A police dispatcher says officers are responding to “a very active situation” at a suburban Milwaukee mall.

According to NewsNation, officers are responding to an active shooter incident at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa.

The Wauwatosa mayor confirmed to NewsNation that the active shooting situation at the Mayfair Mall is ongoing; the shooter remains at large at this time. Multiple victims are injured, but none of their injuries appear to be life threatening at this time.

According to WDJT, more than a dozen squad cars and armed police officers are outside the mall.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner says they are not responding to Mayfair Mall.

The FBI says they are responding to the support law enforcement.

Affiliate WDJT is responding to the incident and WFRV Local 5 will provide more updates as they become available.

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