Five men facing charges in connection with September targeted shooting

A Sun Prairie Police Department squad car

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Five men are facing attempted homicide charges in connection with a targeted shooting that left one man hospitalized in September 2020.

Officers with the Sun Prairie Police Department responded to the Foxdale Apartments on Foxdale Drive for a report of a shooting the night of Sept. 9, 2020. When they arrived, officers found a 19-year-old who was shot inside an apartment. He was hospitalized with wound and eye injuries.

Authorities announced Wednesday that they’ve referred charges to the Dane County District Attorney’s Office for five people in connection with the shooting.

Jerrod Worzella, 24, is facing attempted first-degree homicide and felon in possession of a firearm charges. The four other men, 36-year-old Curtis Gadke, 29-year-old Luke Harmon, 23-year-old Riley Esselman and 37-year-old Brandon Hermanson are all facing attempted first-degree homicide party-to-a-crime charges.

All five men are from Wisconsin Rapids, according to a news release.

Sun Prairie police did not say the five men have been arrested.