Eight people were hurt in a shooting at a mall near Milwaukee on Friday afternoon, and the gunman remained at large, the authorities said.
Dennis McBride, the mayor of Wauwatosa, Wis., said that the shooting happened at the Mayfair Mall and that those hurt did not have life-threatening injuries. He said it was not clear that those hurt were gunshot victims.
The police chief, Barry Weber, said at a news conference on Friday evening that seven adults and one teenager were injured and that there were no known fatalities. Details on the victims’ conditions and ages were not released.
The gunman was gone by the time the authorities arrived, officials said.
The shooting, which was reported around 2:50 p.m. local time and happened near an entrance to Macy’s, apparently resulted from a fight and was not a “random act,” the Wauwatosa police said.
“We will continue to work diligently to interview the many witnesses, as well as the victims who were injured, to identify and apprehend the suspect,” the police said in a statement on Friday night.
Mr. McBride said that the mall, which is Wauwatosa’s largest taxpayer, is the busiest in Milwaukee County. It will remain closed on Saturday, the police said.
Lindsay Kahn, a spokeswoman for Brookfield Properties, the owner of the mall, said in a statement: “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.”
Both Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Wisconsin said that they were notified