Woman seriously injured, shot in torso in daytime incident on State Street, police say

MADISON, Wis. - One person was injured in a shooting in downtown Madison on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. 

Madison police said just before 3 p.m. that a woman in her 40s was shot in the upper torso and taken to the hospital.



Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the woman was getting into an SUV in the 200 block of State Street with a man she knows when the shooting happened. Seconds after she got in the SUV, shots were fired. 

The person giving the woman a ride -- a man in his 40s -- was detained following the gunfire, police said. The woman was conscious and alert at the hospital. 

It was unclear whether the incident was intentional or an accident, DeSpain said. The woman suffered a serious injury, but was alert and talking at the scene.

Officials said there is no ongoing danger to the community, and the 200 block of State Street was closed for the investigation.

Police said a handgun was recovered. 




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