At a information convention Sunday afternoon, Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber mentioned the shooting at Mayfair Mall was “not random but an altercation between two groups.”
Weber gave no additional data on the suspect, saying the investigation into the incident was ongoing and that the weapon was recovered on the scene.
Several different arrests have been made, police mentioned.
Of these injured in the shooting, 4 had been harmless bystanders who obtained non-life threatening accidents and police mentioned most victims had been now recovering at dwelling.
The shooter was not at Mayfair Mall when Wauwatosa law enforcement officials arrived, Weber mentioned Friday. He mentioned the injured had been seven adults and one teenager.
Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride advised CNN about 75 law enforcement officials responded to the mall Friday evening.
A heavy police and EMT presence
The FBI in Milwaukee tweeted that brokers had been supporting native regulation enforcement after the shooting.
Austin Seybold, 24, mentioned he was locked down in the again room of the Finish Line retailer contained in the mall. Seybold noticed prospects working previous the shop. Employees beginning rounding up the people inside the shop and “took them into the back and locked our front gate,” Seybold wrote to CNN by way of textual content message from the shop.
Seybold mentioned six workers and a couple of dozen prospects had been locked in the again room for about two hours earlier than a SWAT workforce escorted them out.
“It was a little frantic at first, but we managed to get everyone into the back without any hassle and everyone has remained fairly calm which is good, although we can hear what sounds like SWAT teams in the back passageways of the mall and the gravity of the situation is beginning to set in,” he wrote.
“We are disheartened and angered that our guests and tenants were subject to this violent incident today. We are thankful for our partners at the Wauwatosa Police Department and we are cooperating with them as their investigation develops,” the submit learn.
Wauwatosa is about seven miles northwest of Milwaukee.
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CNN’s Amir Vera, Raja Razek and Christina Zdanowicz contributed to this report.