A teenager in Milwaukee was arrested Saturday night for a shooting at a shopping center in Wisconsin that left eight people in need of hospital care.
The 15-year-old Spanish boy was detained after Friday’s shooting and a gun was found.
Barry Weber, chief of the Wauwasota police, said there was “a hassle” between the two groups.
At a news conference, he said four innocent bystanders were wounded in the melee, suggesting that the other four were involved in the debate in some way.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested on Sunday, according to Barry Weber, chief of Wauwatos Police
Weber said he was detained Saturday night and a gun was brought out
The shooting took place on Friday afternoon at the Macy Building at the Mayfair Mall
The teenage gunman escaped from the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa while shoppers were evacuated and ran away on foot.
Seven adults and a teenager were injured in the incident, which sparked a massive manhunt.
Police quickly realized that this was not a random attack.
“The preliminary investigation believed us that this shooting was not an accidental act and was the result of a hassle,” Wauwatosa police said Friday night.
“We will continue to work diligently to interrogate many witnesses and injured victims, and to identify and apprehend the suspect.”
On Friday night, officers were still searching the scene of the shooting
It is estimated that 75 officers were present at the scene after the armed attack on Friday night
Those in the mall were slowly let out while relatives waited outside
Barry Weber of the Wauwatosa Police Department said there were eight injured in the shooting
The incident happened at 2:50 p.m., police said, and soon after 9:30 a.m., the Mayfair mall was cleaned and “safe”.
Dennis McBride, the mayor of Wauwatosa, said none of the injured appeared with a life-threatening injury.
“When the emergency services arrived, the gunman was no longer on the scene,” said Weber, chief of Wauwatos Police.
“There hasn’t been a death I knew about yet,” he said.
The shooting presumably took place near Macy’s in the Mayfair Mall
Police shut down the scene Friday night as they hunted the gunman
Chief of Police Barry Weber said, “There have been no deaths I knew about.”
With the arrival of the night on Friday night, there were still a large number of police officers on the scene
He said they were all alive when they were taken to hospital by the emergency services.
Around 3 p.m., 75 police officers and at least 10 ambulances were called to the scene.
The mall and nearby school were closed.
There were dozens of police cars on the scene, many outside the Macy’s store in the mall.
WISN 12 reported that most of the victims were shot near Macy’s.
A woman inside Macy told CBS 58 she heard the sound of eight to 12 shots right in front of the store.
“We were on the third floor,” Jill Wooley said.
– We heard eight to 12 shots and fell to the ground.
He said he didn’t see the gun, but managed to find a staircase and head to Macy’s basement.
At least three people were seen being loaded into the ambulances of the Wauwatos Fire Department
The shooting took place shortly before 3 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Mall
“We went through another door and found several employees and told them what was going on. They immediately ran to find the information and what we needed to do. Not long after we all ran out of the building.
He was with his 79-year-old mother, and both were shaken but unharmed.
Police secured the building and allowed those in the mall to be screened. The teenage gunman presumably escaped along with the customers.
Brookfield Properties, which runs Mayfair Shopping Center, said in a statement: “We are desperate and angry that our guests and tenants have been exposed to this violent incident today.
“We are grateful to our Wauwatosa Police Department partners and will work with them as their investigation progresses.”
Armed Friday afternoon opened fire in Mayfair Mall, Wauwatos, Wisconsin
The Mayfair Mall was the site of a shooting in February 2020 in which police officer Joseph Mensah shot and killed 17-year-old Alvin Cole, a black man.
Police said Cole fled the officers and the also black Mensah shot Cole after the teenager pointed a gun at him.
The mall turned out to be sporadic protests for months after the shooting.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney declined to file a lawsuit against Mensah, but the city agreed this week on a separation agreement in which Mensah will pay at least $ 130,000 to stop the violence.