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Shooting near mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin; 7 reported injuries; Update: Three killed; Suspect is dead

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A mass shooting has taken place near the Brookfield Square Mall in Brookfield, Wis.

From WISN.com:

WISN 12 News has learned that a mass shooting has taken place near the Brookfield Square Mall.

Officials said this is a “mass casualty” situation and that the scene is not secured.

Witnesses described people crying near the Azana Spa, which is near the mall.

Reportedly, 7 are injured:

7 people have been injured during a shooting at a spa in Wisconsin. Incident going on near Brookfield Square Mall.

— KFI NEWS (@KFINEWS) October 21, 2012

@cnn reporting 7 hurt in shooting near Brookfield Square Mall in suburban Milwaukee. Mall evacuated.

— Daphne Adato (@DaphneWCCO) October 21, 2012

Prayers go out to the victims at Brookfield Square Mall

— Alli Crams (@AlliCrams) October 21, 2012

RT @ajbayatpour: Per scanner traffic: male gunman opened fire near Brookfield Square Mall. Multiple victims.

— NewsHub (@NewsHub) October 21, 2012

The mass shooting happened at Azana Salon and Spa across from Brookfield Square Mall.

— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) October 21, 2012

Brookfield Square mall is on lockdown because there’s been a shooting. I don’t think I’ve ever been this numb. I pray that everyone is safe.

— Anna Schulte (@shenannagans) October 21, 2012

Update:

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, who is from Wisconsin, has been notified about the shooting.

A campaign spokesman says Paul Ryan has been made aware of the situation in Wisconsin – @alexnbcnews

— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) October 21, 2012

Paul Ryan notified about Brookfield, Wisconsin mass shooting – @rebecca_cbsnj

— Matthew Keys (@ProducerMatthew) October 21, 2012

Here is a description of the suspect:

ALERT: Mass Shooting Suspect: 6’1″, 270 lb. African-American with a bald head & brown eyes – possibly driving black 2003 Mazda.@todaystmj4

— NewsBreaker (@newsbreaker) October 21, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker also released a statement about the shooting:

Monitoring the situation in Brookfield and praying for all involved. ow.ly/eE8mz

— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) October 21, 2012

“As we wait for further details from the shooting today in Brookfield, Tonette and I send our thoughts and prayers to the victims.  Senseless acts of violence leave us with heavy hearts and many questions.  Our state will stand with the victims and their families, and we will provide them with the law enforcement and community support they need to heal in the coming days.”

And, here is the name and license plate information on the suspect:

MT @620wtmj: BRKNG: Suspect in #BrookfieldShooting Radcliffe Haughton 45 yrs old frm Brown Deer; Vehicle sought: 171-KZD WI PLATE 2003 MAZDA

— Ed Cetera (@edcetera) October 21, 2012

Update:

Above car description and license plate no longer being sought:

Suspect car, black Mazda license 171-KZD is no longer being sought and not believed to be part of #brookfieldshooting, according to disptch

— NewsHub (@NewsHub) October 21, 2012

Update:

Photo of the suspect:

Just in: Photo of the shooting suspect in the Brookfield, WI shooting, as released by police [WITI] twitter.com/ProducerMatthe…

— Matthew Keys (@ProducerMatthew) October 21, 2012

Here’s a link to what is believed to be the suspect’s Google Plus profile. In the profile picture, he is holding a gun.

If anyone knows who Tatiana Haughton is… She goes to Brown Deer Middle School… Pray for her… That’s her father they’re talking about..

— Kailynn ♡ (@_LilBittt_) October 21, 2012

Update:

It is now being reported that 3 are believed dead:

Three people are believed dead after a shooting at a spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin, police said. on.cnn.com/Rc3k7G

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 21, 2012

Suspected bomb was also found at the scene:

Police: Suspected bomb found at scene of Wisconsin shooting spree that left 3 dead, 4 wounded – @newshub bit.ly/OU87uv

— Meha (@Meha) October 21, 2012

Twitchy will monitor for further developments.

Update: Three dead:

‘She was screaming, yelling, crying hysterical. She was pleading for help’: Three dead in shooting at US spa ow.ly/eEeQa

— smh.com.au (@smh) October 21, 2012

Suspect Radcliffe Haughton is reportedly dead:

THREAT DOWN! Brookfield shooter, Radcliffe Haughton, is declared dead on the scene. Reports say 3 dead. #RIP

— Tom Wright (@TruBlu54) October 21, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/21/shooting-near-mall-in-brookfield-wisconsin-7-reported-injuries/