A 15-year-old has been arrested in connection with Wisconsin Mall shooting.
On Sunday, Wauwatosa police stated that an altercation between two groups, sending eight to the hospital and injuring four “innocent bystanders.”
According to Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber, the unidentified 15-year-old suspect is Hispanic, and that a firearm was recovered at the scene of his arrest. Weber states that he did not release the alleged shooter’s photo to preserve the investigation and felt that an initial investigation did not reveal an immediate danger to the public.
The chief shared that the shooter exited the mall as shoppers were running out. The process to clear the mall (all 1.2 million square feet) took six hours with seven tactical teams.
Police want the public to know that Mayfair Mall is a safe place. “This is an incident that can happen at any time and any place.” He continued to encourage people to “show support” for Mayfair.
The teen was arrested on Saturday night following the execution of a search warrant. The chief believes that the shooter was arrested during a traffic stop.
Milwaukee Jornal states that wants investigators to balance getting information out to the public while ensuring that the information that is being shared is factual and accurate, and that the release of such information does not compromise the investigation.