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Police: Gunman fires shot into air, points gun at funeral attendees on Madison's west side

MADISON, Wis. - A funeral was disrupted Friday afternoon when a gunman fired a shot into the air, police said.

Madison police said the armed man then pointed the weapon at people who had gathered at a gravesite just before 2 p.m. on Mineral Point Road.

Mourners fled to their cars and drove away from Sunset Memory Gardens, according to the report. The gunman got into a white sedan.

Detectives said the incident was not a random act of violence and that the man who fired the shot appeared to be acquainted with some of the people who were attending the ceremony.


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