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Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in a Wisconsin mall shooting


Associated Press

Published Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:39 PM EST

Last Updated, November 22, 2020 8:16 PM EST

Vavatosa, Wis. – A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee Mall that injured eight people, authorities said Sunday.

Wawatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said the shooting happened during a clash Friday afternoon between the two groups. The four “innocent spectators” are believed to be life-threatening injuries. Investigators said the suspect, along with other people, came out of the mall.

“We know there was a sort of altercation, and the bullets were flying,” Weber told a news conference Sunday.

The name of the accused has not been released and authorities did not announce the charges Sunday

The teenager, a Milwaukee resident, was arrested Saturday evening, police said. Authorities seized the gun at the time of the arrest, but did not specify the teen’s role in the shooting. Several other arrests were made, police said. Weber said police were not releasing photos of the accused to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.

The mall was closed Saturday, and investigators were on the scene overnight. Police said the shopkeepers were allowed back on Sunday.

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