Police: 1 person injured in mall shooting

Posted at 5:24 PM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 18:07:29-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One person was shot in the leg during a “disturbance” inside a mall in Madison, Wisc., according to authorities.

The victim’s injuries are not life threatening.

“This is not an active shooter,” Joel DeSpain, a Madison police spokesman, told The Associated Press. “This is not an act of terrorism.”

According to a statement posted on its website, Madison police say they are still looking for a suspect.

Witnesses told police several young men were involved in the disturbance in the middle of the mall. One pulled out a handgun and fired at least one round.

A 19-year-old man who was part of the initial dispute was shot.

“My understanding is it was a chaotic scene,” DeSpain said.

The shooting happened on one of the busiest shopping days before Christmas.

The mall remains closed.