Downtown pedestrian struck by pellet or BB

Victim heard pop, noticed bleeding

MADISON, Wis. - A man walking in downtown Madison told police he was struck by a pellet or BB Monday morning.

Police said the 19-year-old Madison man was walking in an alley between West Johnson Street and West Gorham Street at 12:17 a.m. when he heard a pop and felt something hit his thigh.

The man said he noticed a hole in his jeans, and his leg was bleeding. He had a puncture the size of a pea.  The victim didn't seek treatment.

Police said a nearby car had a broken window and several pellets inside.

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