MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) --- Police Chief Mike Koval confirmed one person was seriously hurt with life threatening injuries and rushed into surgery while another was released from the hospital Sunday morning after a shooting on the 500 block of South Park Street.
In a press conference Sunday, Chief Koval referred to the increase in incidents of gun violence as the most turbulent times in Madison he's experienced in his 33 years on the police force.
Police were called to the parking lot outside La Hacienda Restaurant just after 3 a.m. for multiple reports of shots fired and people running from the area.
When police arrived, they found a 26-year-old man in the parking lot with gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital, treated for his injuries, and later released.
Another man, also 26-years-old, showed up at a local hospital with serious gunshot wounds.
Police say they found over a dozen bullet casings in the restaurant's parking lot and on Drake Street, which is adjacent to the lot. They are not sure exactly where each victim was shot.
At this time, police say it is too early to determine whether or not this incident is related to recent shootings in the Madison area.
Police are still investigating, and asking anyone with information to contact Madison Police or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.