One person killed in shooting outside Dane County Jail

Published: Mar. 30, 2022 at 5:22 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2022 at 10:25 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - One person has died Wednesday after a shooting that occurred outside the Dane County Jail, Madison’s police chief confirmed.

MPD Chief Shon Barnes stated that the victim was a man in his 30s. He was walking down Carroll Street and was shot multiple times. Officials were able to provide aid to the victim almost immediately after the shooting occurred and then took him to a hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Two persons of interest were taken into custody on Rimrock Road and John Nolen Drive in Madison near the Alliant Energy Center. Authorities are working to determine if they were involved.

Barnes said it was “very concerning” to him that someone would do this during the day between the sheriff’s department and the police department.

“I won’t mince words it is very brazen,” Barnes said.

No officers witnessed the shooting, according to Barnes. One officer was pulling up to work at the department when he saw the victim and attempted medical aid to him almost immediately after the man was shot.

Barnes said he was proud of the department Wednesday in their efforts during the investigation. Officers are now working to determine a motive for why the man was shot and if it was a targeted shooting.

The name of the victim will be released at a later date by the medical examiner. Chief Barnes gave his condolences to the victim and his family.

“The most important thing is that they be comforted in their time of loss,” Barnes said.

This fatal shooting marks the first homicide of 2022 in Madison, Barnes noted.

NBC15 confirmed the shooting happened before 5 p.m. just before people were getting off of work. Many people were still inside the City-County building at the time of the shooting. MPD has increased its patrols in the area.

One person is in the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a shooting occurred outside the Madison City-County building, the police department confirmed.

MPD Public Information Officer Stephanie Fryer stated that an ambulance left the scene shortly after 5:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Residents who live in the building behind the jail reported hearing gunshots.

Police are interviewing witnesses to the shooting to learn more about the incident.

The intersection of Carroll Street and Wilson Street are blocked off to Doty Street. Chief Barnes said Carroll Street will be closed later into the night Wednesday as officers continue to investigate the shooting.

Parts of Rimrock Road are also blocked off Wednesday night.

Police are asking citizens who need to go to businesses or a building in these two areas to find an alternative route.

Madison police investigate a shooting near the City-County Building Wednesday.
Madison police investigate a shooting near the City-County Building Wednesday.(Elizabeth Wadas/NBC15)

MPD will provide another update on this shooting Thursday afternoon.

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