Medical examiner identifies 20-year-old killed in Labor Day shooting

MADISON, Wis. — The Dane County Medical Examiner is identifying the person killed in a shooting earlier this week on Madison’s east side as 20-year-old Nicholas T. Cooke.

Police were called to the 4600 block of Martha Lane near Cottage Grove Road at about 6:44 p.m. Monday.

Cooke was found with gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.

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The medical examiner’s autopsy confirmed Cooke died from the gunshot injuries.

The shooting is still under investigation by Madison police, and a suspect has not been identified. Officers believe the shooting was targeted, and not a random act.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Madison Police Department at 608-255-2345.