Police in Wisconsin arrested a fifteen-year-old boy in connection with a Friday shooting at a mall that left eight people wounded.

Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said in a news conference on Sunday that the teen was arrested Saturday night and that a weapon used in the shooting was also recovered. Weber did not disclose the teen's name or additional details.

Weber told reporters that the shooting was the result of an altercation between two groups at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis., outside Milwaukee.


Several others were also arrested in connection with the shooting, Abby Pavlik, a spokeswoman for the police department, told reporters. Authorities did not disclose where the suspect was arrested.

The shooting injured seven adults and one teenager. Four bystanders were wounded, as well as multiple people from the groups involved in the incident.  

Initially, the suspected shooter was identified as a “white male in his 20s or 30s," which authorities later called incorrect. One victim of the incident reported hearing eight to 12 gunshots near the entrance of the mall.

The shooter allegedly fled the scene before emergency personnel arrived. 

Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride said in a Saturday statement that “Wauwatosa is a safe and vibrant community. Mayfair Mall is Wisconsin’s premier shopping center. Events like this shake us, but a community as strong as Wauwatosa is will not lose its spirit because of this unfortunate incident and Mayfair will continue to be a magnet for shoppers across the region.”