18-year-old killed in Madison shooting

An 18-year-old died on Friday after Madison Police Dept. officers found him in a stolen vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound.
Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 12:06 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2022 at 3:29 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - An 18-year-old died on Friday after Madison Police Dept. officers found him in a stolen vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound.

The name of the teen has not been released. MPD Capt. Kelly Donahue said the police department is still in the process of notifying his family.

Officers discovered the teen around 11:20 a.m. when they responded to the area near the Vahlen St. and N. Sherman Ave. intersection. Despite efforts to save his life, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

About the same time as the victim was found, MPD officers were alerted to gunfire on Vera Court, about two miles away. The location where police found the victim was just blocks away from the southeast corner of Warner Park, while this second incident happened not far from its northwest edge.

During a news conference held about three hours later, Donahue said that investigators have not determined where the victim was shot. She described the investigation as still very active.

They have also not found a motive for the shooting; however, Donahue indicated the teen was likely targeted. No arrests have been made, she added.

The area near Vahlen Street is currently closed for the investigation and the police department expects it to be closed into Friday evening.

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