3-year-old boy suffers gunshot wound to arm, Fitchburg police investigating

A 3-year-old boy brought to St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison Friday afternoon with a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the arm will likely remain in the hospital overnight, police said.

Fitchburg police Lt. Todd Stetzer told News 3 that the incident happened in an apartment in the 2100 block of Post Road shortly after 1 p.m.

Madison police had originally investigated the incident, but after determining the incident happened in Fitchburg, they turned the investigation over to Fitchburg police, according to a news release.

Madison police spokesperson Joel Despain said police had investigated a number of locations, including Penn Park on the city’s south side, but that based on their investigation they believe the incident did not occur at the park or within the city of Madison.

A spokesperson for St. Mary’s told News 3 the child has since been transferred to another hospital.

Police are continuing to look into how the toddler was shot.