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Shots fired incidents up 12.8% in Madison, police chief says

June 8, 2018 GMT

The number of shots-fired incidents in Madison through May has gone up 12.8 percent from the first five months of 2017.

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, in his daily blog on Thursday, said there were 88 shots-fired calls for service from January through May this year, compared to 78 shots-fired calls in the same period last year.

Of those calls, 32 incidents ended up with property damage and nine people were hit by gunfire.

In May alone, 23 shots-fired calls came in, compared to 21 in May 2017.

“The North District reported the most shots fired calls in May with eight, followed by Midtown and West, which both had five,” Koval wrote.

“Both the South and East districts had two each, and Central had one report of shots fired.”

The highest volume of shots-fired calls were in the 4 p.m.-to-midnight time frame.

Two of the shots-fired calls in May ended up as homicide and attempted homicide investigations.

The homicide happened on Waunona Woods Court and the attempted homicide occurred on State Street in May.