Person of interest in custody in State St. shooting

Madison Police say a person of interest is in custody in Wednesday night's shooting at a State Street apartment.

Police say the person of interest is a Madison man in his 20s. Officers are not releasing his name, because the investigation is ongoing and he has not yet been arrested for this crime.


UPDATE (WKOW) --  One person is in the hospital after a shooting in an apartment above Whiskey Jack's Saloon.

Police say they were called around 8 p.m. for reports of shots fired, and the shooter ran away from the area before officers arrived. Police say the victim was 36 years old. He was shot in the head and arm. 

People who were working on State Street at the time say they heard a commotion and saw the victim being pulled out on a stretcher.

"We just heard some sirens and saw police, and we noticed a crowd gathering and some people filming," said Kate Finnegan, who was working across the street. "We saw an ambulance come and we saw them bring someone out on a stretcher, and we saw more police coming and they put up some police tape."

Officers are still trying to figure out what led up to the shooting, and whether the victim and suspect knew each other."We do not have any safety concerns to the immediate area, of course we are looking for the suspect but we have no reason to believe that person is still in the area," said Capt. Jason Freedman.

The victim was conscious when he was taken to a hospital, but police don't know his condition right now. He had been shot multiple times.

Capt. Freedman says he expects police to be out on State Street for a few more hours processing the crime scene. They're looking at security cameras to help find the suspect.The suspect is described as a man between 20 to 30 years old. Call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014 with any information about the incident. 

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