Friday at a mall in the US state of Wisconsin Shootout Eight people were injured in the incident. Mall employees and customers saved their lives by hiding in the store room.
The attacker is still being reported as absconding and police are searching for him. Nothing has been clear about the motive for the firing.
The administration has said that the condition of the injured will be stable.
The incident occurred at around 2:30 pm
The new york times According to the report, the incident occurred around 2:30 pm at the Mayfair Mall in Milwaukee County, Wauwatosa. The gunman targeted people and staff standing near the entrance of Messes. Seven adults and a teen were injured in this shootout.
Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride said the injured do not have fatal injuries and it is not clear at the time that all of them were injured by the bullet.
Employees and customers saved their lives by hiding in store rooms and elsewhere
17-year-old Ashley Kenworthy, who works at a mall shop, said that while she was behind the register, two men came running to the store and shouted out about a gunman.
After this, an employee informed the walkie-talkie about gunfire in the mall and all the customers ran away and hid in the store room. Other employees and customers likewise saved their lives by hiding there.
The attacker escaped from the scene before the arrival of the police
On receiving information about the incident, the police immediately reached the spot and surrounded the entire area. However, she failed to catch the attacker and according to the police department’s statement, the attacker had fled from the spot even before she reached the spot. It is still being searched.
NDTV According to the report, the attacker has been identified as a white male aged between 20 and 30 years. The reasons for the firing are not yet clear.
Mall owner company said- We are disappointed and angry
Lindsay Kane, spokeswoman for the mall’s owner company Brookfield Properties, issued a statement on the case, saying, “We are disappointed and annoyed that our guests and renters faced such a violent incident today. We are part of our colleagues in the Wauwatosa Police Department Thank you and we are supporting them in the investigation. ”
According to officials, the mall pays the highest tax in Wauwatosa and is the busiest mall in Milwaukee County.
Firing incidents have increased in America in recent times
Let me tell you that it is very easy to buy weapons in America and for this reason frequent firing incidents occur. In recent times, there has been an increase in the incidents of firing due to increased division in American society.