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MPD reported that shots were fired on the 100 block of State Street on Tuesday and cautioned people to avoid the area.

Breaking: Shots fired on 100 block of State Street, one injured

The University of Wisconsin Police Department (UWPD) and the Madison Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon on the 100 block of State Street. At least one person was injured, according to an MPD incident report.

Students received an off-campus alert issued by the UWPD. Officers were dispatched to the location of the shooting around 3:30 p.m.

In a press conference at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, MPD Police Chief Shon Barnes explained that there was one person who suffered from a gunshot wound. This individual has been transported to an area hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.


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Madison Chief of Police Shon Barnes speaks to reporters on the 100 block of State Street on Tuesday.


Barnes also explained how he believes this incident may have been a targeted attack.

“It appears that there was some type of occupation where it looks like the shooter may have known the potential victim,”  Barnes said. “What that relationship is, we don’t know.”

The suspect reportedly took off running, and officers remain searching the area. Barnes asked that people avoid the area as police and detectives continue to investigate.

“As for right now, we don’t have any reason to believe that those in the immediate area should be concerned, but, someone had a weapon, and they fired that weapon in the public, so we should all be concerned about that,” Barnes said. 

The suspect is still at large, and this remains a “very active scene,” according to the report. Local authorities are advising the community to avoid the area. 

Editor’s note: This story will be updated as more information about the incident becomes available. 

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Police officers from the Madison Police Department, University of Wisconsin Police Department and Wisconsin State Capitol Police responded to a shooting on the 100 block of State Street on Tuesday night.


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A police officer stands on the 100 block of State Street after responding to a shooting on Tuesday night. Holiday decorations line the trees on either side of the street.


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Police tape cautions off a section of the 100 block of State Street on Tuesday night.


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A group of police officers stands on the 100 block of State Street after responding to a shooting on Tuesday night.

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