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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 Very little is known at this point and, as always, early reports are confused and usually wrong. More as it becomes available.

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    • “This is an incident where we had young people as we have seen in many areas of the city who were in a dispute and one of them pulled out a firearm and unfortunately shot a gun in the middle of East Towne Mall on the busiest shopping day of the year.” ~ Police spokesman Joel DeSpain

      I think you’re correct.

      • “Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said one person was transported to the hospital with a leg wound after a dispute between two groups of teenage males at the mall turned violent.”

      • Young people, teenaged males, let’s not say anything rash here, yes? Nobody could possibly guess we’re talking about gang-bangers, huh?

  1. This is crazy! Something should be done that’s common sense….like locking up people the first time and enforcing laws already on the books.
    But that really is common sense, so they won’t do that.

      • It’s too bad we can’t do it like bees and wasps do. When they hit adolescence, lock then in their rooms and don’t let them out til they are adults, with enough food to survive of course.

  2. So msm will still probably claim it was white, gadsden flag flying, bigots even if there is zero reason to believe that? Seems to be their sop. The sad thing is that in this day of the pin width attention span there are some people that will believe the first and extremely racist guesses by the msm. That’s their goal.

    • Madison is a pretty, thoroughly liberal town, too. Basically “San Francisco meets the Cheese heads”. MSNBC will be hard-pressed to find the stereotypical redneck, John deer type they’re looking for.

      • Oddly enough, it’s not the redneck John Deer type that have been doing the high-profile mass shootings anyway.

  3. Friend of mines wife works at that mall. She said they are still on lockdown, from what she’s learned it involved three people and two were injured fighting over a light board.

  4. Let’s not worry just yet. It could be something innocent and harmless, like a cop putting 70 rounds in the back of a handcuffed perp for “resisting orders.”

  5. Wow, that’s crazy. I was out at the same time but at West Towne. Both malls are gun free zones in case anyone was wondering.

    • Last time I was at Valley View Mall in La Crosse, “I forgot” to lock up my gun in the car. Good thing for me that VVM doesn’t have a legally binding sign.

      • Sometimes it takes a phalanx of metal detectors to make me remember to put my hardware away when I enter a “gun free” zone. There’s just a lot on my mind during the holidays.

  6. “young people” – That’s a useful description. Put out a BOLO for “young people”.

    One injured in shooting incident at Wis. mall
    “We don’t believe this is related to terrorism,” DeSpain said, “This was obviously not a mass shooting. This is an incident where we had young people … who were in a dispute and one of them pulled out a firearm and unfortunately shot a gun in the middle of East Towne Mall on the busiest shopping day of the year.”
    The shooting happened on one of the busiest shopping days before Christmas.
    According to a statement posted on its website, Madison police say they are still looking for a suspect.
    Authorities arrived on scene shortly after reports of multiple shots being fired around 2:50 p.m. local time, between the Boston and Hallmark stores inside the mall, the paper reported.”
    Witnesses told police that 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.”

    What happens when crime comes to the Mall
    Welcome to the Saddest 1980s Mall in America

    From the Comments:
    Joe LaMacchia · Lakeland, Florida
    Crime there is what made my family stop going. It’s only miles from one of the worst areas in southwest Pennsylvania for drugs and crime. Once I noticed the change in the people that would be there when I went was the final straw. As it got more like the “hood” it became to dangerous for families to feel safe. If you did make it through a day of shopping incident free you would go to leave only to find out that your car had been broken into or stolen, recovered later in Clairton or McKeesport. That’s when online shopping replaced malls for me.

    Heather Doyle Duganieri · Works at Manor Bank
    This place was so awesome back in the day!! As soon as I saw the 2nd pic I knew it was CIII – so much fun!! Until it became a scary mall with fights & crime. Kinda the way Monroeville Mall is going now

    • Southtown Mall in Fort Wayne became so gang infested with Afro people of color wearing colors and getting in gang fights that the Kustomer Katholic Krauts quit shopping there. The mall management had a po-po station put in there but the damage was done. Stores were pulling out before that. A few years later the place became a ghost mall and a few years after that they bulldozed the entire complex. A Wally World is at the site now.
      Lafayette Square Mall in Indy suffered the same fate and Washington Square Mall in Indy is going under as well.

  7. No moose-lims,no OFWG,no jihad. Just young boyz will be boyz…not worthy of a national headline.

  8. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said one person was transported to the hospital with a leg wound

    Poor kid. He was just turning his leg around.

  9. And how do we know it wasn’t a legit DGU? Apparently this man and his friends were surrounded by a group of hostile assailants. Perhaps the young man didn’t think police would buy his version of events, and bounced. For that matter, how do we know most of these shootings aren’t legit? If most of the 70,000 gun shot survivors per year aren’t cooperating with police how do we know they didn’t have it coming?

  10. I live in the Madison area and this has happened before, as well as an attempted kidnapping in the men’s restroom in the food court area. There’s a CLEAR “no guns” sign on the door (a Deagle silhouette, of course) but I wonder how many people are going to obey that now.

  11. As others have stated, it seems very likely that this was a dispute involving young black males. If so, after tomorrow the story will be forgotten. MSM: “Move along. Nothing to see here.”

    Imagine how different this would be handled if a young mentally ill white male had started shooting in the same mall.

      • young= 17 years old, 6’5, 290 pounds. lol. white suspect= insane. black suspect= “just a kid.” muslim suspect= a better neighbor than State Farm.

  12. Go after “young people” who get into “disputes” at malls rather than responsible middle-aged white people with licensed, locksd guns. wheres the gun control and blm movement on this latest round of black on black violence?

  13. Madison’s leftists have had the welcome mat out for the ferals from Milwaukee and Chicago for quite a while, with predictable results. The majority of violent crime in Madison come from the hobby ghettos they have built on the east and west sides of the city. While these neighborhoods create nothing but murder, rape, assaults and burglaries they do serve some important, to liberals, purposes. They create the “need” for community centers, government workers to babysit the savages, and committees and meetings addressing the issues of “people of color”; all things liberals love. Since they dump the hood rats in working class neighborhoods, they also serve the purposes of driving out blue collar types that don’t share their views. This helps bring them success at the polls, as the free shit army turns out to vote for them, and allows them to extract revenge on those they hate most; working class whites who don’t wallow in white-guilt.

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