At least seven people were hospitalized after a shooting near a mall in Brookfield, Wis., on Sunday, according to local news reports.
The shooting occurred at around 11:00 a.m. local time, police say.
WISN-TV reported a "mass shooting" at a salon across the street from the Brookfield Square Mall.
Officials initially described a "mass casualty" situation, WISN said, and that the area is not secure, though to this point no fatalities have been confirmed. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the mall has been placed on lockdown.
A spokeswoman for Froedtert Memorial Hospital told the Associated Press that said four victims were being treated for non-life threatening injuries, and that three more victims were expected; an official at the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department told news service that deputies are looking for an active shooter.
According to WTMJ-TV, authorities are searching for "a 6'1", 270 lb. African-American with a bald head and brown eyes" who was reportedly driving a black 2003 Mazda Protege.
SWAT, fire and rescue officials responded to the scene, and a Flight for Life helicopter landed in the mall's parking lot.
In: Regional News
Tags: crime, police, violence, gun control, news, shootings, first
Location: Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States (load item map)
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