Police arrest 15-year-old boy in accidental bus shooting in Monona

Updated: 11:53 a.m. September 20, 2018

MONONA, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of accidentally shooting two teenagers on a city bus near a high school.

Police arrested the teen at his home Thursday. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain tells the Wisconsin State Journal the boy's family had been in contact with police and that he surrendered when police showed up.

DeSpain says the shooting was unintentional. He says the boy had been showing the handgun to others on the bus when it went off, firing one shot.

A 16-year-old boy suffered a leg wound and another 16-year-old boy's arm was grazed in the shooting Wednesday afternoon.

A Metro Transit spokesman says about 25 people were on the bus.

The shooting prompted nearby La Follette High School and Sennett Middle School to go into lockdown.


Posted: 8:34 p.m. September 20, 2018

MONONA, Wis. (AP) — Police are looking for a 16-year-old boy who was showing a gun that went off and wounded another teen on a city bus in Monona.

Madison police say they received a call just before 4 p.m. Wednesday about someone shot on a Madison Metro bus.

Police say the suspect was showing the gun to a 17-year-old boy when it went off, striking the victim in the leg. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect ran away.

WISC-TV reports La Follette High School, Sennett Middle School and Monona Grove High Schools went on lockdown in response. School district officials say all students and staff have since been releaed.

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