Mass shooting leaves at least 10 people injured

MADISON, WI – Several people sustained injuries in an early morning mass shooting on the 400 block of W Johnson St in Madison, per Madison Police reports. The incident left at least ten people hurt, with nine wounded by gunfire and one from glass shard injuries. The victims, ranging from 14 to 23 years old, are still coming forward and seeking medical assistance at area hospitals, adding that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

Madison Police Department’s Chief Shon Barnes explained that two different shell casings were discovered at the crime scene, potentially indicating the use of two distinct weapons or more than one shooter. However, this incident has no link to a recent shooting incident on Williamson St., as per Chief Barnes.

The first emergency calls came in at around 12:45 a.m. from the Lux Apartments along Johnson St. The first responding officer reported seeing numerous people trying to flee the scene. While some people suffered minor injuries in their hurried escape, they managed to make their way to the hospital independently.

At this point, there have been no arrests made in connection to the incident. However, with Madison Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit leading the investigation, police believe that this was likely a targeted incident.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison clarified that none of those involved had any existing affiliation with the university. Further details regarding the incident are expected to emerge at a 9 a.m. press conference on Sunday.