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Posted on: August 30, 2020

Viroqua Drive Shooting

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Incident Type: Shooting

Location: 6000 block of Viroqua Drive

Incident Date: 8/30/20

Release Date: 8/30/20

Incident #: 20-14390

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Incident Details:

An 18-year-old man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot early Sunday morning in the 6000 block of Viroqua Drive.

Around 4:40 a.m., Fitchburg Police officers responded to an apartment on Viroqua Drive for a report of a person who was shot. Officers learned several people were present in the apartment when multiple shots were fired through a window, striking the man.

The preliminary evidence indicates the shots were fired from a suspect or suspects who walked up to the apartment. This incident is believed to be a targeted shooting.

The victim remains at the hospital in serious condition.

Officers from the City of Madison and City of Verona Police Departments assisted at the scene.

The incident is under active investigation and there is no further information available for public release at this time.

Request for assistance:

If you live in the area and have any information related to this incident please contact the Fitchburg Police Department. We are specifically interested in any home video surveillance footage of vehicles or people who may have been in the surrounding area between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. this morning.

If you have information related to this incident:

Anyone with information related to this incident who has not already spoken with an officer is asked to contact the Fitchburg Police Department: (608)270-4300.

Tips and information can also be kept anonymous by:

•Calling the Fitchburg Police Department Tipster Line - (608)270-4321

•Texting a tip to 847411. Include the keyword "Fitchburg" with your tip.

•Contacting Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608)266-6014 or

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