Latest Shooting May Be Drug Related

By: Zac Schultz
By: Zac Schultz

Madison: "I heard 3 gunshots–bout 2 or 3 gunshots." Amy Persinger was just down the hall when the shooting started Friday night.

The shots were fired just before 9 p.m. Friday night in a duplex on Alison Lane on Madison's southwest side.

Amy was in the bedroom with her baby. "I was scared, I was real scared."

Madison Police say the shots came from two black males and they were shooting a third man that Amy knows only as J. "There was two black males shooting at my mom's friend."

Amy says J is a 25 year friend of the family, who stopped by with the two suspects, men Amy says she'd never seen. "It was about 2 or 3 gunshots. And both of the males had guns."

Amy says after the shots she ran out of bedroom and found J lying on the kitchen floor. "I just seen a whole bunch of blood on his stomach, on his shirt."

The gunmen ran out the back door, and police believe they left in a blue sedan. "The car was out–somebody was driving, the car was all ready to leave. They ran out and they left," says Amy.

Amy says Police showed her a photo array, but she couldn't pick out the suspects.

Officer Mike Hanson says they're still working on identifying the suspects. "We're trying to build on some leads we have going for us now in working with the victim and the other people that were inside the house."

Police aren't releasing much information on the shooting, but Amy says it was drug related, because Police found crack in their kitchen. "They found crack cocaine under out stove that belonged to either J or the other two men."

Officer Hanson did say the shooting is not believed to be a random incident, and that the rest of the community is not in danger.


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