(Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Lookout) A shooting near a mall in Brookfield, Wis., on Sunday left at least seven people hospitalized,according to local news reports, and police are searching for the suspected shooter.
WISN-TV first reported a "mass shooting" at the Azana Salon & Spa across the street from the Brookfield Square Mall at around 11:15 a.m. local time.
According to police, the suspected shooter is a 6'1" black male weighing approximately 200 pounds and last seen wearing a grey sweater, blue jeans and a white and black backpack, and was driving a black 2003 Mazda Protege.
Officials initially described a "mass casualty" situation, WISN said, though to this point no fatalities have been confirmed. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the mall has been placed on lockdown, as has a nearby country club.
A spokeswoman for Froedtert Memorial Hospital told the Associated Press that said four victims were being treated for non-life threatening injuries, and that three more victims were expected; an official at the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department told news service that deputies are looking for an active shooter.
SWAT, fire and rescue officials responded to the scene, and a Flight for Life helicopter landed in the mall's parking lot.
In August, Wade Michael Page, an Army veteran with white supremacist ties, opened fire at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six and injuring three others before shooting himself.
And Sunday's shooting took place less than a mile from a hotel where a gunman opened fire during a Living Church of God service in 2005. Seven people were killed and four wounded in that shooting.