2 hospitalized, houses damaged in shootings on East Side Wednesday night, Madison police say

June 15, 2018 GMT

A teen girl and a man were hospitalized and three residences were damaged in three shootings on the East Side on Wednesday night, Madison police reported.

Police put out separate news releases on the three incidents and did not indicate that there was any connection between any of them.

In the last incident, a 15-year-old girl was seriously injured in what police said they believe was an accidental shooting.

Officers were called to the Kwik Trip at 4402 E. Buckeye Road at 11:45 p.m. on a report of a person being shot, by Sgt. Galen Wiering said in a news release.

Arriving officers located the girl, who had a “serious” gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital.

No other information was released.

Less than an hour earlier at just after 11 p.m., officers were called to Kipp Corp., 2824 Atwood Ave., on a report of shots being fired in the parking lot.

Officers did not locate any suspects or victims at the scene, but did locate shell casings and blood, Sgt. Wiering said in a news release.

A 32-year-old man later arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound that was not considered life threatening, the release states.

Police said they had made no arrests and had no suspect information in the ongoing attempted homicide investigation.

The first shooting was reported at 5:41 p.m. at Rieder Road and Portage Road.

As of 7 p.m., police had confirmed that three residences had been hit by gunfire. At least two were occupied by residents, but no residents or bystanders were struck by gunfire as far as law enforcement knows, according to a release by Lt. Mindy Winter.

“Numerous” casings of two different calibers were located at the scene, and later in the night police said that detectives were working to locate and interview two persons of interest believed to be involved in the gunfire.

The two persons of interest are known to each other and it does not appear that the incident was a random act of violence, the release states.