Eight people were injured in a shooting at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on Friday, authorities said

Seven adults and one teenager were taken to hospital with injuries, Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said in a statement The town’s mayor said on Saturday the eight survived and “will recover” “

The Wauwatosa Police Department said on Friday evening that the gunman was still at large, but added that they did not believe it was a random act and could have started as a altercation on the basis of a preliminary investigation

“We will continue to work diligently to interview the many witnesses, as well as the victims who were injured, to identify and apprehend the suspect,” police said

The incident began just before 3 p.m. local time, officials said, when officers were called over an active shooter situation at the mall Witnesses reported hearing as many as a dozen gunshots officials said The shooter was no longer at the scene when emergency personnel arrived, Weber said

About 75 officers attended the scene in Wauwatosa, about 7 miles northwest of Milwaukee “Police are actively investigating an incident at Mayfair Mall,” Wauwatosa police said in a tweet “The shopping center is currently closed”

Preliminary witness statements indicate the shooter is a white male in his 20s or 30s, Weber said

“Investigators are working to determine the identity of the suspect,” the police chief said. “Any information relating to the identity of the shooter at this time is false”

“We are disheartened and irritated that our clients and tenants have been the victims of this violent incident today,” Brookfield Properties, the property management company for Mayfair’s Mall, said in a statement. “We are grateful to our partners in the Wauwatosa Police Department and we are cooperating with them as their investigation unfolds.”

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