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1 injured in shootout outside Brookfield movie theater, police say

Posted at 7:59 AM, Jul 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-02 20:31:43-04

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — One person was shot during a shootout in the parking lot outside of the Movie Tavern in Brookfield Square overnight, police say.

It happened just after midnight Friday night when police say at least two people were exchanging gunfire. Police say they arrived at the theater and found one person shot, who was a patron at the theater.

That person was also found to have been one of the shooters. Police took that person into custody.

"We do not perceive an active or ongoing threat to the safety of the public," a news release from the Brookfield Police Department says.

The theater and mall were business as usual Saturday morning. Customers shared their shock after learning about the shooting several hours before they arrived.

"I love coming here, I've never had a problem you know with anything and to hear what happened last night was actually kind of shocking," said Tanya Renfro, a customer walking into the mall.

Detectives are currently investigating the incident, and the news release says they have "secured the area" where the shooting happened.

If you have any information about the shooting, you are asked to contact Captain Chris Garcia at the City of Brookfield Police Department at 262-787-3702.

Brookfield Police say they are working with mall representatives to add more security to the property following this shooting.

Charges for the person arrested will be referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office in the coming days.

Police are still looking for at least one other person involved.

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