He said the extent of the eight victims' injuries was unknown, but all were alive. Weber said investigators are working to determine the shooter's identity. "The mall is now closed".
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A woman who answered the mall's main phone number Friday evening hung up upon being asked questions.
"It was a little frantic at first, but we managed to get everyone into the back without any hassle and everyone has remained fairly calm which is good, although we can hear what sounds like SWAT teams in the back passageways of the mall and the gravity of the situation is beginning to set in", Seybold said.More news: Armenia appoints new defence minister after Karabakh defeat
A Wisconsin mayor says multiple people were shot at a mall Friday but none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening and authorities were still searching for the shooter.
Austin Seybold, 24, said he was locked down in the back room of the Finish Line store in the mall when he saw customers running. "We just dropped to the floor". She added that they ran in the opposite direction to the basement of the store, where they then hid. Heavily armed Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel were visible at the mall.More news: Charlie Brown Holiday Specials Will be Shown on TV This Year
The mall was the site of a February shooting in which Alvin Cole, a black male 17-year-old, fired a stolen handgun at Officer Joseph Mensah, which subsequently turned into months of turmoil for the officer, resulting in his resignation this week, even though the shooting, along with two others during his career, were justified, Law Officer reported. Police said Cole was fleeing from police; Mensah, who is also Black, said he shot Cole because Cole pointed a gun at him. The Milwaukee County district attorney declined to file charges against Mensah, but the city this week agreed to a separation agreement in which he will be paid at least $130,000 to leave the force.