Suspect Arrested in Mall Shooting. He’s Not Even 16
(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 other people.
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“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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