UPDATE: Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber held a press conference shortly before six providing updates on a shooting at Mayfield Mall.
He says that dispatch received 911 calls reporting the incident near the northwest entrance to Macy's at 2:50 pm. When emergency personnel arrived, the shooter was no longer at the scene.
Seven adults and one teenager were injured in the shooting, police report that the extent of injuries are unknown at this time.
Weber says numerous agencies are assisting with clearing the mall property. Those looking to reunify with anyone who was at the mall should go to the reunification area located at the At Home store.
Investigators are working to determine the identity of the suspect, and say that any information previously reported about his identity is false.
Weber said based on what witnesses have said, the suspect is a white man in his 20s or 30s. No word on a motive.
The mall is still an active crime scene and will remain close until further notice.
WAUWATOSA, Wis. (WAOW) -- There is a heavy police presence with dozens of squad cars and a SWAT team is also present.
According to the Associated Press, A police dispatcher says officers were responding Friday to "a very active situation."
The dispatcher said she could not immediately provide further details about the Friday afternoon incident at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa.
From News 9 Affiliate WISN's helicopter, several stretchers could be seen coming out of the location. According to WISN, six individuals have come out on stretchers.
The victims are being taken to Froedtert, where the trauma team said it is prepared.
The Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride made the following statement to ABC News:
The Wauwatosa Police Department is currently involved in an active shooter incident at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa. Through the WPD's Public Information Officer, more information will be released as if becomes available and is confirmed. Multiple injured victims have and are being transported from the north end of the Macy’s Department Store. None of the victims' injuries appear to be life threatening. The perpetrator is “at-large” at this time. There are approximately 75 police officers on scene at this time. It will take time to provide additional, and perhaps, more accurate information, but information will be provided as it becomes available.
FBI Milwaukee tweeted that they are joining to support local law enforcement tactical response.
The management company that owns the mall, Brookfield Properties made the following statement:
We are disheartened and angered that our guests and tenants were subject to this violent incident today. We are thankful for our partners at the Wauwatosa Police Department and we are cooperating with them as their investigation develops. At this time, we need to direct you to WPD for comment.Lindsay Kahn, Director of Public Relations
The Wauwatosa police updated on the investigation, and when a press conference will be held.