Officials plan extensive review of security following shooting at fireworks

The open and accessible nature of the festival site at Shake the Lake made it difficult to prevent a shooting incident like the one that happened Saturday night, Police Chief Mike Koval said.

“Wanding could have been a deterrent, but this is a porous perimeter,” Koval said during a Monday afternoon news conference. “This is very different than a contained activity.”

Despite that, Koval and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said they don’t want to give up our ability to host public celebrations.

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