Multiple people shot at Wisconsin mall

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin: Multiple people have been shot at a shopping centre in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

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

A police dispatcher earlier said officers were responding Friday to “a very active situation” at a suburban Milwaukee mall.

The dispatcher said she could not immediately provide further details about the reported incident.

There were reports eight people have been injured. Journalists at the scene posted photos on social media showing a heavy police presence outside the mall.

The Mayfair 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. Police said Cole was fleeing from police; Mensah, who is also black, said he shot Cole because Cole pointed a gun at him. The mall was the target of sporadic protests over several months in the wake of the shooting.

Protesters and police line up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, after the shooting of Alvin Cole at Mayfair Mall.Credit:AP

The Milwaukee County district attorney declined to file charges against Mensah, but the city this week agreed to a separation agreement in which Mensah will be paid at least $1US30,00 to leave the force.


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