Witnesses recount Mayfair mall shooting: ‘Everyone just started running and screaming.’ ‘We were all scared out of our minds.’ – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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When a gunman opened fire inside Mayfair mall in Wauwatosa on Friday afternoon, injuring seven adults and one teenager, shoppers and workers heard the shots ring out.

Many people ran from the building, some screaming; others found places to hide.

As news broke of the shooting, concerned families and friends gathered in the mall parking lot to wait for their loved ones.

Here are stories from some of the witnesses:

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Woman, 79-year-old mother dropped to floor inside Macy’s

Jill Whitfield-Wooley was inside Macy’s with her 79-year-old mother when she said she heard eight to 12 shots coming from inside the mall.

The two dropped to the ground for a moment, then ran in the opposite direction.

 

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