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7 adults, 1 teen wounded in Wisconsin shopping mall shooting; gunman still ‘at-large’

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A wounded person is seen on a stretcher at the scene of a shopping mall shooting in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

WAUWATOSA, Wisconsin Eight people were shot and wounded by a gunman at a shopping mall in Wauwatosa, about 7 miles northwest of Milwaukee, on Friday afternoon.

"None of the victims' injuries appear to be life threatening," Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride told ABC News, adding that "the perpetrator is "at-large" at this time."

Police Chief Barry Weber said the shooter was no longer at Mayfair Mall when Wauwatosa officers arrived at the scene.

“Preliminary statements from witnesses indicate that the shooter is a white male in his 20s or 30s. Investigators are working on determining the identity of that suspect,” Weber said.

The FBI in Milwaukee said its agents were supporting local police in the shooting investigation and the search for the gunman.

ABC affiliate WISN reported seven adult victims were taken to Froedtert Hospital, a trauma center, and one teen victim was taken to Children's Wisconsin hospital. There was no immediate word on their conditions.

A woman who had been shopping in the Macy's store at the time of the mall gunfire said she heard eight to 12 gunshots and indicated that store workers hid in the stockroom.

"They're very scared. They’re just hiding. That’s all they can do right now," Becky Clark said.

Police teams encompassing 75 officers later searched the mall and evacuated the people who were sheltered in place.

"We are disheartened and angered that our guests and tenants were subject to this violent incident today," Brookfield Properties, Mayfair Mall's property management company, said in a statement.

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          1. Oh great – Nadouche is back. How are you feeling, Loser? And you all also thought you could turn El Paso red. You can take down all of your MAGA flags and use them to wipe your a**.

    1. K1DPR the real issue here is the fact that your DNA and same rhetoric maggots are domestic terrorists. When buying a gun it should be considered high risk if they talk like you. I would put a 60!day hold and review social media comments before selling a gun to a white. With your and your 5 buddy’s rhetoric, you wouldn’t be able to buy a gun. Biden Biden Biden. Beto Beto Beto.

      1. With 63.5 million firearms purchased so far this year, I don’t think Biden & Beto can collect them all. I suspect most law enforcement types won’t come after them, even if he gets some laws passed banning them. HA-HA!

        1. K1Diaper, no one is interested in taking your stupid guns, dumba**. Now that Trump is gone, the number of mass shootings should start to go down since the Orange Instigator rightfully lost. But if any mass shootings occur such as this, it will be at the hands of an uneducated and entitled white turd like this. This shooting is probably in response to the Oompah losing.

        2. If its an AR15 or a similar military type weapon, it will soon be gone. You’ll turn it in or go to jail. Simple as that. Any person who is mentally weak enough to support the orange buffoon is certainly not mentally stable enough to possess any type of firearm.

          1. there will be no buyback or confiscation. How do you track down unregistered weapons……you can’t. It’ll never pass and you will get zero sheriffs/leo to enforce it.

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