VIDEO REPORT: Madison Police Investigating Shooting

UPDATED Thursday, February 2, 2012 --- 1:05 p.m.

From the Madison Police Department:

The two victims were both treated and released after each was shot in the leg.

The men are neighbors on Wells Ave. One – the 46-year old - appears to have been targeted. The second victim – the 35-year old listed above – was wounded while witnessing the dispute between his neighbor and the gunman.

The preliminary investigation indicates the 46-year old victim was confronted outside of his residence. It appears that a dog, owned by the victim, may have bitten the suspect several times.

Following the bites, shots were fired, and each victim suffered a leg wound. The gunman ran towards Fair Oaks Ave. and Milwaukee St. A police dog was able to track the suspect for some distance before ultimately losing the track.

The gunman is described as a black man, 20’s to 30’s, 6’ to 6’2”, 240 to 250 pounds, with a heavy build. He was wearing dark clothing, with a hood.

As stated in the original release (see below), detectives believe this was a targeted act of violence.

Anyone with information on a possible suspect should contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014. Callers can remain anonymous and maybe eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.


UPDATED Thursday, February 2, 2012 --- 7:10 a.m.

From the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type:
Weapons Violation

Incident Date:
02/01/2012 - 9:50 PM

3300 block Wells Ave

No suspect information at this time

Male, age 46, Madison
Male, age 35, Madison

The Madison Police responded to a weapons violation in the 3300 block of Wells Ave on the city's East side.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with two individuals who sustained gunshot wounds to their lower extremities.

Both victims were conveyed to area hospitals.

Their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

MPD personnel remain on scene interviewing persons of interest and witnesses related to this case. The investigation is on-going.

This did not appear to be a random act.


UPDATED: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 --- 10:45p.m.

Police tell NBC15's Phil Levin:

There was a dispute between several men in the backyard of a complex on Wells Ave. Two men have been taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds to their legs.

Right now, police do not have anyone in custody. They believe these were targeted shootings, and that the victims know the suspect.

The building is blocked off with crime tape. Police are still talking to neighbors and witnesses in the area. Neighbors tells NBC 15's Phil Levin they heard loud bangs resembling gunshots. Phil reports there are still at least eight squad cars at the scene as police search for the suspected shooter.


Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 --- 10:40p.m.

Madison Police are on the scene of an apparent shooting on the city's east side. At about 10 p.m., police responded to reports of gunshots at 3325 Wells Avenue. NBC 15's Phil Levin is on the scene. Police are interviewing witnesses. Neighbors say they heard gunshots. So far, no official word on injuries, though some witnesses say two men were shot in the leg.

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