2 hospitalized following North Paterson Street shooting, police say

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police are responding to a shooting in the 100 block of North Paterson Street, according to an incident report.

Police said two people were hospitalized following the shooting. Both victims’ injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

Witnesses in the area reported seeing a man on foot shooting at a vehicle.

“Me and my boyfriend were playing frisbee in the park,”said Kelly O’Connor. “All the sudden we heard what we thought were firecrackers, but we heard like six of them in a row, so we booked it.”

Shortly after, police said the vehicle that had been hit pulled up in front of the City County Building. Police said at least one person in the vehicle was injured and taken to a local hospital.

Other occupants in the car have been detained, according to an incident report.

Police respond to an incident in downtown Madison

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Police said the other victim was an un-involved man who happened to be walking near Paterson Street and East Washington Avenue when shots rang out.

“It was really surreal,” O’Connor said. “There was kids playing in the park. We did a double take to look back to see what happened, it was really surreal.”

The suspect is still at large, according to the report.

Detectives with the Madison Police Department, along with help from the Violent Crimes Unit, are leading the investigation.

The Madison police and fire departments responded to the scene.