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Incident Report for Case #2017-135733

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

04/24/2017 - 8:26 PM


5800 block Russett Rd.


 A six-year-old girl was nearly hit by a random bullet as she sat inside her Russett Rd. apartment watching TV around 8:30 p.m. last night. The round came through a front bay window and was among several shots that were fired outside of the girl's home. It does not appear her residence was the intended target as a witness saw a gunman firing at a moving car. The criminal had been in a parking lot where officers later recovered multiple shell casings. The six-year-old was among several children inside the apartment that was hit. Her mother told responding officers: "They could have shot my baby ... Madison did not used to be like this and it just keeps getting worse."

Released 04/25/2017 at 9:41 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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