Madison woman hears gunshots, sees gunman running, police say

MADISON, Wis. - Police found shell casings in a north Madison area where a woman reported seeing a man with a gun and hearing gunfire early Friday, police said. 

Madison police said a woman living in the 500 block of Northport Drive called police after she heard three gunshots at 12:40 a.m. 

The woman told police she saw from her bedroom window a young man running from the area of her apartment building toward Moose Trail. In his right hand, the woman said, she could see a handgun with an extended magazine. She told police that it looked like "one of those guns from 'Grand Theft Auto,'" referring to a video game.

Officers recovered three 9mm shell casings, according to the report. There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage.

"Following the gun violence, the witness awoke her daughter and brought her into mom's bed for the night," police spokesman Joel DeSpain said. 


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