Police arrest 15-year-old boy in Wisconsin mall shooting
FBI officials and police stand outside the Mayfair Mall after a shooting, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Wauwatosa, Wis. Multiple people were shot Friday afternoon at the mall. Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride says in a statement that a suspect remains at large after the shooting at Mayfair Mall. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:39PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:16PM EST
WAUWATOSA, Wis. - A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection to a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that injured eight people, authorities said Sunday.
Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said the shooting happened during a dispute Friday afternoon between two groups. He said four “innocent bystanders” suffered what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Investigators said the suspect ran out of the mall alongside other people.
“We do know there was some sort of altercation, and that's when the bullets started flying,” Weber said during a press conference Sunday.
The name of the suspect has not been released, and authorities didn't announce charges Sunday
The teen, who is a Milwaukee resident, was arrested Saturday evening, police said. Authorities recovered a firearm during the arrest, but they did not clarify the teen's role in the shooting. Police said they made several other arrests. Weber said police aren't releasing photos of the suspect to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.
The mall was closed Saturday, and investigators were on scene overnight. Shoppers were allowed back on Sunday, police said.