Victim suffers non-life-threatening injuries after shooting at WORT radio station in Madison
MADISON, Wis. — One person was shot at the local community radio station WORT-FM early Sunday morning, according to Madison police.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting at 118 S. Bedford St. at 3:12 a.m., according to Chief Mike Koval’s blog. They found a 33-year-old man with a non-life-threatening bullet wound.
Other people were present at the time of the shooting, according to police. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment and quickly discharged.
In a statement on their Facebook page, WORT said the suspect was wearing a mask and a hood and opened fire on two DJs in the broadcast studio.
The station said the injured DJ was shot in the buttocks and that witnesses reported five shots being fired through the glass windows of the studio.
Police are investigating an overnight shooting at WORT. DJs said a person in a mask and hood came in and shot one of them, hitting much of the studio as well. The person who was shot is ok and already out of the hospital. #news3 pic.twitter.com/1qOkY4z2P4
— Amy Reid (@amyreidreports) August 6, 2018
The station was off the air for several hours until just after 9:30 a.m., but they quickly jumped back on and updated their listeners on their website.
“We wanted to let our community know what’s happened, that we’re OK, and that we appreciate their support,” said board president Dave Devereaux-Weber.
He was on scene shortly after the shooting, along with multiple volunteers who helped the station get back on its feet
“Our station has faced many challenges over our 40 years on the Madison airwaves,” the Facebook post said. “And as always, the community has responded to lend a hand. This is when the community in community radio shines.”
Police said no suspect has been located at this time. Police said it is unclear how the suspect entered the building, as there were no signs of forced entry. WORT said they will be tightening security. Officials are still investigating the incident.
“We want obviously the people that work at WORT to continue to be able to come into work and not feel threatened or afraid to do their jobs,” Koval said.
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