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Updates on gun incident on Pflaum Road this afternoon

September 19, 2018 6:50 PM

Neighbors, What a day for the Madison area

I'm sure you've seen reports of a shooting on Pflaum Road, which is right near La Follette High School and Sennett Middle School

I can report that this shooting appears to quite possibly have been an accident. It appears that a group of teens were handling a handgun on the back of a bus they were riding and that the gun went off. One young man was shot in the leg, has received treatment, as is expected to be okay. Another experienced a graze, and left the scene before receiving medical appraisal.

For those of you who are LaFollette parents, you likely received notification that your child's school was briefly on lockdown. I'm not a parent, and I cannot imagine what it feels like to get a notification like that.

This incident, however, appears to be isolated, limited, and resulted in a single injury. There appears to be no malice intended, no intent to target and hurt people, including our students.

The gun has not been recovered at this time, however, and it is prudent to be watchful this evening as you move around the east side.

This truly has been a day for Madison. At this time, nobody who was shot either in Middleton or on the east side (except the active shooter in Middleton) has lost their lives, which is something about which we can breathe a huge sigh of relief. Let's keep counting our blessings and holding strong together.

Stay strong east side

Amanda Hall

Alder, District 3

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