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Incident Report for Case #2020-257056

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

07/15/2020 - 12:23 PM


Watts Rd. (at Gammon Rd.)


     A 69-year-old Madison man, who had exited the West Beltline Highway onto S. Whitney Way around 12:30 p.m., contacted the MPD last evening after discovering two bullet holes in the bumper of his van. The victim remembers hearing what he thought to be fireworks, and now realizes was an untended target of gun violence.

     Detectives have pieced together a chronology of events from yesterday's gunshot spree.

     It started at the BP gas station, 699 S. Gammon Rd., with one man firing a handgun at another man. The victim fled the area in a car with the suspect following in another. The chase went from the West Beltline Highway to Whitney Way, where both cars exited. They next sped along Schroeder Rd., to Hathaway Dr., to Woodington Way, to Frisch Rd. and onto Raymond Rd.

     Shell casings were recovered in several locations along the route.

     The Violent Crime Unit's investigation continues.




Last updated 07/16/2020 at 12:17 PM by PIO Joel Despain


     Many have called 911 in the past hour reporting shots being fired in two separate locations in the MPD's West District.
     Some saw gunfire near Watts Rd. and Gammon Rd. with two cars speeding from the area.
     A short time later, more gunshots were reported at Whitney Way and Schroeder Rd., with witnesses reporting bullets being fired between two cars, cars that appear to be similar to those described in the Watts Rd. and Gammon Rd. incident.
     Multiple MPD detectives, officers, and specialty units are actively investigating the situations at this hour. Reducing the recent surge in gun violence remains a top priority of the MPD's Violent Crime Unit.  

Released 07/15/2020 at 1:24 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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