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Incident Report for Case #2018-389537

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

10/04/2018 - 11:35 PM


S. Whitney Way at Schroeder Road


Female, age 23, Madison


It had been an exciting evening for a 28-year-old Madison man. He had traveled to sold-out Miller Park to witness the Brewers take game one of the National League Divisional Series with a walk-off RBI in the tenth.

He was now almost home and sitting at a red-light at the corner of S. Whitney Way and Schroeder Rd. That's when the night became even more memorable, for all the wrong reasons.

The baseball fan could see two men in a SUV - that was stopped behind him - start to move quickly. Suddenly he heard six to eight loud gunshots. Fearing for his life, he ducked down and floored his car through the intersection. Once out of harm's way, he called 911.

Another Madison man, age 31, was also at the intersection. He was on his way home from work when he saw an arm extend from the passenger side of the SUV and begin firing. He also ducked as the SUV drove off. Frightened, he waited where he was stopped for several moments to allow danger move on.

The 23-year-old victim – described in the original Incident Report - had also been stopped at the lights. It was her car that was hit. She drove quickly to the MPD's West District to report the incident.

The MPD's Violent Crime Unit is on the case. At least one shell casing was recovered at the scene in the darkness of night, and officers will be looking for more this morning.

It is not clear who the gunman was firing at. Fortunately no one was hit.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.



Last updated 10/05/2018 at 10:34 AM by PIO Joel Despain


The Madison Police Department was contacted by a 23 year old female who reported she was shot at at the intersection of S. Whitney Way and Schroeder Road.  The victim was in her car at the time and was stopped at a red light.  She was not injured.  Evidence was located that confirmed a shooting took place. 

There were two possible suspect vehicles that were observed, one a gray or black newer SUV, and the other a red SUV with an "8" in the registration plate.

This incident is still under investigation.  If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Madison Police Department or the Madison area Crimestoppers program. 

Released 10/05/2018 at 1:17 AM by Lt. Daniel Nale

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