Details released in Saturday's Pitcher's Pub shooting

TOWN OF MADISON (WKOW)  -- Officials here now have a better idea of what happened during a shooting at a bar on West Beltline Highway early Saturday.  

At a news conference Sunday morning, Police Chief Scott Gregory said the gunfire came after an argument broke out between two groups of people at the Pitcher's Pub bar at 323 W. Beltline Highway around 2:00 a.m.  The argument escalated to a shooting between one person in each group -- and a 41-year-old Dane County man was shot. He died at a local hospital; his name isn't being released until after an autopsy can be performed by the Dane County coroner.  

A 23-year-old Dane County man who was also involved in the shooting ran away during the fight and four more shots were heard soon after that. Police officers were in the bar parking lot at that time and found the 23-year-old with a gunshot wound to his head.  He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. His name isn't being released yet either. 

Chief Gregory says a third man, who is related to the 23-year-old and whose identity is also not being released, was found unhurt. Police contacted him and he was eventually released.  

Two guns were recovered from the activity; Gregory describes them as a "small 2-shot .380 special handgun" and a nine millimeter pistol. 

The chief said at the news conference that they know who they need to contact regarding the shooting, but they're hoping those individuals will come forward instead. He said the department has already had a number of people reach out to them and provide officers with information. 

He's also asking anyone who has not yet talked with police who was at Pitcher's Pub before the shooting to contact them at 210-7262. 

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