Shots Fired in Northeast Madison, One Killed in Sun Prairie

    Photo Courtesy Shawn Doberstein

    Channel3000logoSquareThe Sun Prairie Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that they believe was not a random act.

    At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday police responded to a report of a shooting in an apartment complex parking lot on the 400 block of South Bird Street in Sun Prairie.

    Upon arrival, police said they found a 33-year-old male victim with fatal injuries.

    The Sun Prairie Police Department, Dane County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin Crime Lab are investigating the homicide.

    About an hour earlier, numerous callers reported hearing gunshots early Sunday about nine miles away, on Madison’s Northeast side.

    Officers located several shell casings from the scene on the 800 block of Vernon Avenue.  A vehicle and a garage door had been struck by bullets, police said.

    The Madison Police Department said no injuries were reported and the investigation is ongoing.

    Sun Prairie Police told Madison365 that there’s no information to indicate that the two incidents are related. No one is in custody and the investigation is active.

    Anyone with information on the Sun Prairie homicide is asked to call the Sun Prairie Police Department at 608-837-7336.

    Written by Robert Chappell

    Robert Chappell

    Robert Chappell is associate publisher of Madison365.