Police: Van struck by gunfire

Victim leaves east side shooting scene
Police: Van struck by gunfire

A van was struck by gunfire during an interaction between the driver and two other men, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were called to the 200 block of South Baldwin Street at about 11 p.m. Friday for reports of gunfire. They found an empty van with a shattered driver’s side window that had rolled into a parked car.

Witnesses told police they saw a man walk away from the van and he was later found at the Madison Metro bus barn on East Washington Avenue.

The 35-year-old Madison man told police he had been driving the van when someone called for him to stop. He said two men approached the van, and one of them had a handgun. He said there were two shots and one of them shattered the window.

Police said a shell casing was found.

The man told police he didn’t know why the men approached him but said that he had seen the two men before at various night spots, but he didn’t know their names.

One of them is described as Hispanic. 20 to 29 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a light complexion and slender build. He was clean shaven and wearing a baseball cap, black hooded sweatshirt and shorts. The other man is described as black, 20 to 29 years old with a dark complexion and wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.