MPD: Woman accidentally shot in SUV in Madison, driver facing charges

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Madison police now say a woman was accidentally shot in an SUV in downtown Madison Wednesday.

According to Madison police, a woman in her 40s got into an SUV around the corner from Johnson Street onto State Street, near Goodman Jewelers, around 2:30 p.m.

Once inside, a gun went off and the woman was shot in the torso. Witnesses outside report hearing one shot.

Police say that the man in the SUV is in custody and is facing charges. He's identified as Francis Kimani.

Police say the woman's injury is considered serious, and was taken to a local hospital. Her condition is considered stable.

Officers also recovered a handgun from the scene of the shooting.

According to police, the shooting is being considered accidental in nature.

The area was cordoned off for several hours, but is scene is now clear.

Madison police say there is no ongoing danger to the public.