Police: 1 person injured in mall shooting

In this photo provided by NBC15 Madison, authorities respond to reports of shots fired at the East Towne Mall in Madison, Wis., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. (Sharon Yoo/NBC15 Madison via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say one person was shot in the leg during a “disturbance” inside the mall but his injuries are not life threatening.

Joel DeSpain is a Madison police spokesman. He tells The Associated Press: “This is not an active shooter. This is not an act of terrorism.”

According to a statement posted on its website, Madison police say they are still looking for a suspect.

Witnesses tell 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.

A 19-year-old man who was part of the initial dispute was struck.

DeSpain says: “My understanding is it was a chaotic scene.”

The shooting happened on one of the busiest shopping days before Christmas.

The mall remains closed.

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