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18-year-old shot near gas station not intended target, Madison police say

MADISON, Wis. - (WISC) An 18-year-old Madison woman was shot Wednesday night as she was walking near a gas station and gunfire broke out nearby, police said.

Officials said police were called around 10 p.m. to the Fast Track gas station at 3505 East Washington Ave. for reports of a shooting.

The 18-year-old was walking near the gas station when a man, who was also on foot and in the driveway of the gas station, starting shooting at a car that was speeding away from the business, according to a release. 

Based on the number of shell casings found in the area, investigators believe at least eight shots were fired.

Officials said the 18-year-old was not a target in the shooting, nor was the Kwik Trip across the street, where a window was broken out by gunfire. The 18-year-old suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

She told an officer, “Never in my life would I have thought I would have been shot.”

Witnesses described the shooter as a black man in his late teens to 20s, 6 feet tall with a slender build and a lighter complexion. He had “twisties” in his hair and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a light gray or green beanie, according to the release.

Investigators believe the shooter got into a car immediately after firing the shots.

Police would not comment on whether this shooting is connected to a shooting on Madison’s north side Wednesday afternoon.

Officials ask anyone with information on the shooting to call 608-266-6014.


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