8 injured in active shooter incident at Wisconsin mall

8 injured in active shooter incident at Wisconsin mall

He said the extent of the eight victims' injuries was unknown, but all were alive.

"Investigators are working on determining the identity of the suspect", the police chief said.

The incident began just before 3 p.m. local time, officials said, when officers were called for an active shooter situation at the mall.

A woman who answered the mall's main phone number Friday evening hung up upon being asked questions. Some people remained in the mall while police searched for a suspect.

The Journal Sentinel said that the local medical examiner - which is called to scenes with deaths - was not at the mall, which is some six miles outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin's largest city.

Several customers interviewed by local media said shoppers and mall employees were locked inside the mall but were safe.

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"When emergency personnel arrived, the shooter was no longer at the scene", the Wauwatosa Police Department said in a statement.

"I knew right away it was a gunshot and they just kept coming one right after the other", Wooley told CBS affiliate WDJT.

Wooley said she didn't see anyone but the shots were "very close".

"We are thankful for our partners at the Wauwatosa Police Department and we are cooperating with them as their investigation develops", it added.

The Mayfair Mall released a statement on the shooting: "We are disheartened and angered that our guests and tenants were subject to this violent incident today".

Police said Cole was fleeing from police; Mensah, who also is Black, said he shot Cole because Cole pointed a gun at him.

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