Drive-By Shooting Investigation Update


New developments in the investigation into Tuesday's drive-by shooting in the Village of Oregon.

An east-side raid we brought you exclusively on NBC 15 News at 10 is the latest in a string of events.

A week after the shootings took place, we still have limited information as numerous detectives continue to work the case.

A neighbor living on Webb Ave. says a group of boys hangs out at the residence, she's seen police there on a few occasions before and she's not at all surprised about their alleged involvement in the case.

"What I can tell you is the Oregon shooting is an on–going investigation and that what we're finding is there are many pieces to this investigation," says Elise Schaffer of the Dane County Sheriff's Office, "We don't want to release any details at this point because any details that we release at this point will jeopardize the investigation and possibly people's safety."

It's the latest in a string of executed search warrants. Monday night police snipers surrounded an apartment on Webb Avenue, taking several people into custody.

"Based on the presence of weapons within this vicinity, within this location and with the propensity of violence the request was made that the City of Madison Police Department Emergency Response Team assists with the execution of that warrant," says MPD Captain Cameron McLay.

A warrant that comes 4 days after the execution of another one on Madison's east side Thursday night.

Tuesday 21-year-old Sophorn Tep, the first suspect arrested in connection with last Tuesday's drive-by shooting in Oregon, was charged with three counts of attempted homicide.

According to the criminal complaint, three vehicles pulled up to the residence and 10-12 people jumped out, firing multiple shots at the victims.

The complaint also states one of the victims told police he was a member of a gang called the "bloods" and two of the victims allege a rival gang called the "crips" is responsible for the shootings.

" We have numerous people working on the investigation and it's ongoing," says Schaffer.

Tep's bail is set at $75,000. He is not a U.S. citizen, he's a citizen of Thailand.

As for the investigation: Dane Co. Sheriff Gary Hamblin says he will release more details on the events of the last week Wednesday morning.


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