Man shot multiple times on Madison’s north side, shooter at large, police say

Man shot multiple times on Madison’s north side, shooter at large, police say

A man was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds and a shooter is on the loose Wednesday afternoon, Madison police said.

Madison police Officer Dave Dexheimer said a report came in at about 4 p.m. of a person shot in the 500 block of Northport Drive at the intersection of Kennedy Road.

Dexheimer said the victim, who is in his 30s, was shot multiple times outside an apartment complex and was conscious when he was taken to a hospital.

“I can’t say what precipitated it,” Dexheimer said. “We’re presuming at this point, it is targeted and not random, but you can never rule anything out at the early stages.”

Officers were following leads in the area and there were a number of officers in the neighborhood, including K-9s.

“It’s, like, man, you know somebody’s always being shot. I be hoping it’s not my family,” north-sider Francesco Anglin said. “I’m just praying for whoever got shot. I hope they make it, man. I’m praying for their family.”

Man shot multiple times on Madison’s north side, shooter at large, police say

“It’s a messed-up feeling,” neighborhood resident Deonte Jackson said. “You know, around this time last year, someone got murdered. You feel like it’s just that time to get out of here. I ain’t got time for my kids or loved ones getting hurt.”

The shooter is at large and should be considered armed, police said. The victim’s condition is unknown.

A resident in the neighborhood, Deonte Jackson, said he worries about his kids playing outside in the area. He says the crime is enough to make him think about leaving the area.

“You know, around this time last year, someone got murdered. You feel like it’s just that time to get up out of here. I ain’t got time for my kids or loved ones getting hurt,” Jackson said.

Franceso Anglin was born and raise on Madison’s north side. He says when he hears gunshots, he just hopes it’s not his family.

“To be honest, it’s not new,” Anglin said. “It’s like, man, you know somebody’s always being shot. I be hoping it’s not my family.”