Suspect Arrested in Mall Shooting. He's Not Even 16

8 were injured when 'bullets started flying' in Milwaukee
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 22, 2020 4:30 PM CST
Suspect Arrested in Mall Shooting. He's Not Even 16
A Wauwatosa police vehicle sits outside Macy's near the entrance to Mayfair Mall Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Wauwatosa, Wis. Police said Saturday that they're still searching for a man suspected in a shooting at a Wisconsin mall that injured eight people.   (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

(Newser) – 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, the AP reports. 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. Investigators say they have recovered a firearm. The mall was closed Saturday, and investigators were on scene overnight. Shoppers were allowed back on Sunday, police said.

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