Wisconsin shooting: 'Multiple people injured' in mass shooting at shopping centre

Elias Hubbard
November 21, 2020

The Associated Press reports that "the Wauwatosa and Milwaukee police departments, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin State Patrol" are all on scene.

The city mayor said there were multiple victims but no life-threatening injuries at the Mayfair Mall.

A woman in the mall told WISN in a phone interview that she heard at least 10 shots, and it was not clear if there was one gun or more.

Video posted to Twitter showed paramedics wheeling people out of the mall on stretchers.

Wooley said she didn't see anyone but the shots were "very close". Another witness said she thought she heard fireworks, but the employee of a clothing store alerted her that they were gunshots. She said she was anxious because the store's phone wasn't being answered.

An agent who wouldn't give his name said the mall was being "methodically" cleared. Heavily armed Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel were visible at the mall.

The Mayfair Mall is operated by Chicago-based Brookfield Properties. They declined further comment.

The police chief issued a note regarding his officer Friday, following several developments enacted in quick succession this week, including a severance agreement between Mensah and the City of Wauwatosa which requires that Mensah resign on November 30; that he will leave the police department with upwards of $130,000 in pay and benefits; and the decision on the part of the Police and Fire Commission that drops all pending charges filed against Mensah from the families of three people Mensah shot and killed in the line of duty since 2015.

The mall was the site of a February shooting in which a city police officer, Joseph Mensah, shot and killed Alvin Cole, a Black 17-year-old boy.

The mall was the target of sporadic protests over several months in the wake of the shooting.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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