Seven-year-old Poynette child suffers non-life-threatening gunshot wound

An 8-year-old was shot at Poynette Saturday afternoon.
An 8-year-old was shot at Poynette Saturday afternoon.(NBC15)
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 3:41 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Poynette Police Department said a 7-year-old was shot in Columbia County Saturday afternoon.

Village of Poynette police responded to the incident in the 200 block of W. Seward St. in Poynette around 2:45 p.m.

The 7-year-old had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg, according to Poynette police.

As a result of an investigation, an arrest was made, and there does not appear to be any further danger to the public.

The Poynette Police Department was assisted by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department, Poynette EMS and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.

clarification: An earlier version of this story listed the child’s age as 8 years old, based on previous reports. It has been updated to reflect the Poynette Police Department’s statement.

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