DANBURY \u2014 Video footage from inside the Danbury Fair mall has helped investigators develop a description of the gunman who police say is wanted for a shooting that wounded a teenager and sent dozens of customers and employees scurrying for cover Wednesday night. Danbury Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour said Thursday they were continuing to search for the male shooter, who was described as possibly in his early teens with a thin build and shoulder-length dreadlocks. \u201cWe are very confident that he will be identified very soon. We encourage him, however, to turn himself in as soon as possible,\u201d Ridenhour said. \u201cWe still strongly believe that this is an isolated incident and that there is no ongoing risk to the general public at this time.\u201d Ridenhour said a 15-year-old girl was wounded in the shooting and was transferred Wednesday night from Danbury Hospital to Connecticut Children\u2019s Medical Center in Hartford. The girl, who police originally said was 16 years old, was listed in stable condition Thursday. The girl\u2019s identity has not been released and Kevin Walston, interim superintendent of Danbury Public Schools, said he did not know whether she was a student in the district. While many details remain unknown about the shooting, Ridenhour said Thursday mall security video has helped to provide more details about the alleged shooter and victim. While Ridenhour said investigators initially did not believe the girl was associated with either group involved in an altercation that led to the shooting, he clarified Thursday that security footage revealed she was with one of the groups. However, he said it remained unclear whether she was the intended target. Ridenhour said Wednesday the girl was considered an \u201cinnocent bystander.\u201d Ridenhour said the shooter and those involved in the altercation were seen on video fleeing the mall shortly after the incident, which occurred inside near the entrance to Macy\u2019s. The shooting sent customers and mall employees scurrying for cover and hiding in backrooms of stores around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The mall was locked down after the shooting and those inside were slowly released as police cleared each of the stores over a span of several hours Wednesday night. On Thursday, business appeared to be back to normal as the mall opened on schedule and there was no evidence of the shooting in the area around Macy\u2019s. There was no police presence and there did not appear to be added security inside the mall. A representative at the security office directed Hearst Connecticut Media to the mall\u2019s management. A woman who answered the phone in the management office said no one was immediately able to comment. Mall officials have not released a statement or returned messages seeking comment since the shooting occurred. Danbury Mayor Joe Cavo declined to comment Thursday, citing the ongoing police investigation. \u201cI\u2019m anxiously awaiting the investigation to proceed,\u201d he said. Ridenhour said the shooting occurred after two groups \u2014 one consisting of about eight people and the other with an unknown amount of people \u2014 got into an altercation. One of the people, who Ridenhour said Thursday appeared to be a male teen, was armed with a gun and opened fire. The bullet struck the girl, who police said was found alert and conscious outside the mall. The shooting prompted a large police presence, which is \u201ctypical\u201d under these circumstances when there could be an active shooter, according to Brian Foley, spokesman for the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Foley said responding officers are trained to initially treat the situation as if it\u2019s a mass or active shooter. \u201cThey had to approach it as an active shooter situation, until they could determine otherwise,\u201d Foley said. \u201cThat\u2019s when Connecticut State Police were called in to assist Danbury.\u201d But responding officers soon suspected that the shooting was isolated. \u201cVery preliminary information gave every indication that this was an isolated incident, where it was targeted and not a random mass shooting with an active shooter,\u201d Foley said. Foley, who said Danbury police are handling the investigation, said the initial priority for officers when they arrived was to provide medical aid to the victim. \u201cEven if it\u2019s not an active shooter situation or a mass shooting situation, it is still a shooting none the less with a victim,\u201d Foley said. Officers then needed to preserve the crime scene, ensure the shooter was not in the mall, and that everyone else was safe and accounted for before interviewing witnesses and reviewing video footage, he said. \u201cThe mall is going to have their protocols and each store is going to go into their lockdown procedures,\u201d Foley said. While Danbury Fair mall officials could not be reached for comment about their procedures for these situations, Stamford Town Center General Manager Dan Stolzenbach said his facility uses several tactics to \u201ccreate a safe environment.\u201d \u201cWe deploy many tactics, both seen and unseen, to create a safe environment, and we regularly take part in active shooter exercises with authorities to train for crisis situations,\u201d Stolzenbach said. \u201cWe work closely with the Department of Homeland Security, regional emergency response teams, as well as local police, fire and EMS to keep our center safe.\u201d Thursday, there was another police presence in the late afternoon at the mall. Ridenhour said police were following up on their investigation. Officers doing a walk-through spotted a man they recognized who had \u201cseveral outstanding warrants for his arrest,\u201d Ridenhour said. After a brief chase, officers took the man into custody. The incident was unrelated to Wednesday\u2019s shooting.