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Police: Person of interest in custody after shots fired on west side Thursday night

Officers still investigating incident

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police have taken a person of interest into custody Friday afternoon as they continue to investigate multiple calls of shots fired on the near west side Thursday afternoon, according to a release.

Officials say multiple calls came in for shots fired in the 4300 block of Britta Parkway and a second round of calls came in for shots fired in the 5300 block of Raymond Road, both around 5:10 p.m.

According to a Madison Police Department statement, a 24-year-old Madison man said he was driving on Raymond Road when someone in a car shot at him from the passenger seat. Officers said they located a bullet hole in a building at 4360 Britta Parkway and found a car that also had a bullet hole in it in the 5300 block of Raymond Road. Police also found multiple casings at both locations.

The statement said witnesses spotted children in the area at the time of the gunshots, but no injuries were reported in either case.

One vehicle may have been chasing another vehicle through the area and shooting at it, according to the release.

Officials believe this was not random and the people involved may know each other. A statement said police are trying to determine whether the incidents were linked.

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