Shooting victim dropped off at Madison clinic dies from injuries

Sun Prairie Police Department leading homicide investigation, MPD will assist

MADISON, Wis. — A shooting victim dropped off at a Madison clinic Tuesday afternoon has died from his injuries, according to a spokesman with the Madison Police Department.

Police said a 29-year-old man had a life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest when he arrived at UW Health Union Corners Clinic around 12:25 p.m.

“When the van pulled in, I saw a guy running in and he screamed loud, ‘I need help!,’ said Yolanda Thetford, who was inside the clinic’s pharmacy when the man was dropped off.

“The one that came in was just screaming, like, you know, real scared,” Thetford said.

Clinic staff attempted life-saving measures before the man was taken to a Madison hospital, police said.

“One of them was doing CPR on a person, so, when I went back to the lady (pharmacist), I asked her, ‘Is somebody having a baby?’ She said, ‘No. Somebody was out there injured,” Thetford recounted.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to MPD spokesman Tyler Grigg. Police said two other people were with the man when he was dropped off at the clinic.

The shooting took place in Sun Prairie. The Sun Prairie Police Department is now leading the homicide investigation and MPD will assist.

Sun Prairie officers are trying to determine where the shooting took place, according to Sun Prairie Police Chief Michael Steffes.

Sun Prairie police said this is a “very active investigation” and release more information when available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sun Prairie Police Department at 608-837-7336 or anonymously at 608-837-6300. People can also report information to Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014 or online at