Madison Police investigating suspected homicide on Northport Drive

Two people were killed in Madison last night and police say both instances were homicides.
Published: Aug. 13, 2022 at 1:52 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Madison Police confirmed Saturday afternoon that a man has died from a gunshot wound after a weapons violation was reported Friday night.

According to officials, when they arrived at a parking lot in the 1700 block of Northport Drive they found a man with a gunshot wound. They immediately began life-saving procedures, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is currently being investigated as a homicide, police said.

The 30-year-old man was found outside on the grounds of an apartment complex. Police believe there was some type of altercation before the shooting, as it does not appear to be random.

Currently, no arrests have been made and it remains an active investigation.

MPD officials said in a presser Saturday afternoon that they need the public’s health in trying to find the persons responsible for this incident.

“We don’t have a lot of information, but what I will say is that we need our public’s help. We know that in at least one of these cases, our fifth, that occurred on Northport, witnesses observed an altercation,” MPD Chief Shon Barnes said. “We need our public’s help if we are to cure gun violence in our cities. We need our community’s help.”

Anyone with information should contact Madison Police or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Madison Police are also investigating another potential homicide after a 35-year-old male was found with a fatal stab wound Friday night. Chief Barnes said Friday night’s two homicides are the fifth and sixth homicides of the year for the city.

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