1 shot on Allied Drive; Police search for shooter

Madison police are searching for the shooter after one person was shot on Allied Drive Friday afternoon.

The shooting was reported at 12:40 p.m. in the 2300 block of Allied Drive, officials said.

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the person who was injured suffered at least one gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital. The wound appeared to be non-life-threatening.

Police said the suspected shooter ran on foot, and witnesses told News 3 it was toward a bike path headed into Fitchburg.

Verona Area School District spokeswoman Kelly Kloepping said parents should check their email for updates on when and where to pick up their students. Madison police had said earlier that Allied-area parents with children in Verona schools should pick them up at the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County Friday afternoon. Kloepping said that’s not the case.

The Boys and Girls Club was on lockdown beginning at about 1:30 p.m., Michael Johnson, club president, told News 3. Johnson said the club is working with Madison police and schools to be a drop-off site for students, and a team of officers and staff will be with kids as they arrive from school.

The Madison Metropolitan School District also said students who live in the Allied Drive area are being held at schools until 3:30 p.m., and students will only be released to authorized adults. High school students will be released on time, a message to parents Friday afternoon said. MMSD parents were advised to call their child’s school with questions.

DeSpain said the department was sent a lot of resources to the scene, including a police K-9 unit, to the scene to search for the shooter.

MPD is also working with Fitchburg police.

News 3 has a crew at the scene. Refresh the page for updates as they become available.