Bullet nearly hits person sitting on couch, several apartments damaged during shooting, Madison police say

Madison police are looking for the person responsible for shooting a gas meter on the city's east side Wednesday night.
Madison police investigates

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police said three apartments, a gas meter and a truck were hit by bullets during an shooting Wednesday night on the city’s east side.

Several people called 911 after hearing multiple gunshots, according to a release by the Madison Police Department.

One bullet entered a bedroom and landed on a bed, the release said. Bullet holes were found in a bedroom and living room in another apartment. Residents told police one round nearly hit a person on the couch, the release said.

None of the apartments appeared to be targets.

Utility crews are replacing the gas meter that was damaged by a bullet. Officers also found a  2020 Toyota Tundra with two bullet holes.

Police found nine spent casings and two live rounds on a bike path near a playground, the release said.

A witness reported seeing a man down on the grass following the gunfire, but officers did not locate anyone who was injured. Police also did not find any blood in the area, the release said.

A couple of cars were seen speeding away from the area, police said.

Police believe the incident was targeted, and that there is no risk to the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.