One dead in Madison shooting; MPD searching for suspect
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - One person has died Tuesday afternoon following a daytime shooting on a Madison street. Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes confirmed the victim’s death during a news conference at the scene and said his investigators are working to determine the identity of the suspect.
During the news conference, Barnes explained witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots around 1:15 p.m. and his officers arrived on the scene and located the victim within one minute. They were able to lend medical aid to the shooting victim, who was taken to a local hospital where he later died. At the time of the news conference, Barnes said they were working to confirm the man’s name.
While the suspect has also not been identified yet, Barnes assured the Madison community investigators do not believe there is a danger to the community. A nearby school was briefly placed on lockdown as a precaution following the shooting call, however it was immediately lifted, he noted.
According to Barnes, both the suspect and the shooter arrived at the scene, in the 100 block of Lakeside Street, in the same vehicle and got into an altercation in the moments leading up to the shooting.
The MPD chief pointed out the fact they had been in the same vehicle indicated they likely knew each other prior to the shooting. Barnes did not release a description of the vehicle, saying he wanted to wait until investigators were more certain what kind of vehicle it was and that it was involved. He added that, while witnesses described a vehicle driving away, most innocent bystanders would also flee from a scene after hearing gunfire.
Workers at a nearby construction site told police they heard multiple gunshots. The police department is still talking to them as potential witnesses and offering counseling services, Barnes continued. The MPD is also asking anyone with information about the shooting to reach out to police.
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