Police are responding to reports of shots fired at Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin mall

  • Multiple SWAT teams are entering the Mayfair Mall in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, where there were reports of shots fired on Friday.
  • Witnesses told local media they had heard 8 to 12 gunshots before they fled the building. 
  • At least five people were removed from the mall on stretchers.
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Police responded to reports of shots fired at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on Friday, according to local news media. Initial reports indicate at least six people were injured and taken to local hospitals.

Authorities from several law-enforcement agencies have surrounded the mall, which is in Milwaukee County, according to WISN-TV. 

Shoppers told the station they heard between 8 to 12 gunshots around 3 p.m. before they escaped the building.  Some employees and shoppers remained trapped in the mall, while the shooter is at-large.

Becky Clark told WISN her friend who works at Macy's was hiding with her colleagues waiting to be rescued. 

"They're right now hiding in the stock room" Becky Clark told the station. "They're just hiding, they don't know what's going on. They know that multiple people have been carried out." 

The local medical examiner's office tweeted that they were not responding to the scene, an indication that there have been no reported fatalities on site. 

Mayor Dennis McBride told WISN that several people have hospitalized, but their injuries didn't appear life threatening. 

A protester stands in front of the Wauwatosa City Hall Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Wauwatosa, Wis. On Wednesday, District Attorney John Chisholm refused to issue charges against Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah for the Feb. 2 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole at Mayfair Mall.
AP Photo/Morry Gash

Wauwatosa was a site of protests last month after the District Attorney had refused to issue charges against local Police Officer Joseph Mensah for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole at the Mayfair Mall. 

The police department announced at 3 p.m. that Mensah had resigned from the department.

A Trump rally is scheduled for tomorrow in Wauwatosa, according to WDJT-TV.

This is a breaking story and will be updated. 

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