Police: Person of interest in custody following State Street shooting Wednesday night

Suspect is not facing charges yet
Police: Person of interest in custody following State Street shooting Wednesday night

A person of interest is in custody after a shooting at a residence above a State Street bar Wednesday night sent the victim to a hospital for emergency medical treatment.

Officials are not releasing the name of the man in custody, who is in his 20s, as the investigation is ongoing and he is not yet facing charges. He is being held on a parole hold, according to a news release form the Madison Police Department.

Officials responded to a report of shots fired in an apartment building located above Whiskey Jack’s bar at 556 State St. around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The shooter left the building on foot. The shooting is not considered random as the two men knew each other.

When officers arrived the 36-year-old victim had two gunshot wounds; one on his head, one on his arm. The man was taken to the hospital for emergency medical treatment, but is expected to survive, according to Ald. Mike Verveer.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Madison Area Crime Stoppers or the Dane County Public Safety Communications Center.