UPDATE: “This is not an active shooter. This is not an act of terrorism,” a Madison PD spokesperson pronounced. The shooting was the result of a dispute between “several young men.” As this account indicates, it was apparently the gun’s fault: “Shopper Evan Flood said he saw a heated argument among about 15 people, and a couple of punches were thrown. Then, within three or four seconds a gun went off, he said.” An un-named 19-year-old was wounded, but the injury isn’t life-threatening.
“Madison police are on the scene of a reported shooting at East Towne Mall, authorities said. Multiple shots were reported to have been fired inside the mall between Boston Store and the Hallmark Store at 2:50 p.m. Saturday.” So reports madison.com. Very little is known at this point and, as always, early reports are confused and usually wrong. More as it becomes available.