Father, son dead in Madison's first homicide of 2018

UPDATE (WKOW) --- Police are investigating Madison’s first homicide of 2018. Officers found two people shot in a bedroom on the east side early Sunday morning.

Officers got the call around 6 a.m. of shots fired in the 600 block of Meadowlark Drive on Madison’s east side. A distraught 61-year-old woman directed officers to the bedroom of the house. That's where they found the bodies of a 58-year-old man and 33-year-old man, both with gunshot wounds.

“At 6:08 a.m. this morning, our MPD units were responding to the 600 block of Meadowlark Drive, specifically 614 Meadowlark Drive, for report of two people down with gun shot wounds,” said Chief Mike Koval. “Our investigation thus far will indicate that the men were known to one another. There were in a domestic relationship in the context of a father and a son,” he said.

The men were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead shortly after.

“It's a pretty big shock because you just wouldn't expect that,” said Michael Gilligan who lives in the house next door.

The woman who lives in the house found the bodies and called the police.

“This has all the telltale signs of a murder-suicide,” Koval said.

“It's kind of surreal because I talked to them. I talked to the kid a week and a half ago. And I see the dad all the time. So it's kind of rough, said neighbor Amber Toole.

Gilligan said it's tough to think something like this could happen between a father and son, especially on Easter Sunday.

“And I've known them ever since I moved in the house, almost 19 years ago. And they're just down to earth people.”

Koval said police recovered a semi-automatic gun at the scene, but wouldn't confirm exactly what caliber it was. He says four shell casings were recovered.

The names of the victims have not been released pending an autopsy, which is scheduled for Monday.

The name of the 61-year-old woman has also not been released.

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