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“Mayfair Mall closed down early on Sunday afternoon as New Year’s weekend shoppers were told to leave after witnesses reported seeing groups of unruly young people shouting and running in the Wauwatosa shopping center.
There also were unsubstantiated reports of gunfire.
Elsa Mercado was trying on clothes in a fitting room at Ann Taylor Loft when she heard loud noises. Her sister was at another store, and when Mercado tried to leave to check on her, she discovered she was locked in as some of the stores brought down their security gates.
“Someone was pounding on our door and saying, ‘Please let me in. There’s gunfire.’ We unlocked the door and let him in. He was very frightened, he was very pale,” said Mercado, who used her cell phone to call 911.”