Madison police arrest three after downtown shooting, crash

Madison Police Department squad car

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police arrested three people following a crash that officials said was related to reports of gunshots.

Officers were sent to the intersection of South Park Street and West Washington Avenue at around 2:50 a.m. Saturday after callers reported hearing shots. Initially, no signs of a shooting were found at the location.

Soon after, an officer reportedly witnessed a shootout between vehicles at the intersection of Fish Hatchery Drive and Carver Street. Police said that one of the vehicles crashed and three people ran from the scene. The vehicle was damaged by a bullet and a gun was found inside.

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A K-9 unit and MPD’s drone team were used to locate the suspects in a nearby wooded area.

An 18-year-old, a 25-year-old and a 24-year-old were arrested. Each faces multiple charges including 2nd-degree recklessly endangering safety, resisting or obstructing, and operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.

An investigation is ongoing.

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