MPD investigating after gunshots reported in far west side neighborhood

Madison police squad car

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say they are investigating after gunshots were reported in a neighborhood on the city’s far west side overnight.

Officers were called to the area of N. Wickham Ct. and Tottenham Rd., just off of the intersection of Raymond Road and McKenna Blvd., at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

When they got to the scene, officers reported finding several shell casings, but no signs of property damage. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Police did not provide any further information about the incident.

Speaking during a public safety briefing Wednesday, Police Chief Shon Barnes said the number of shots fired calls in the city so far this summer has been below the three-year average. Police responded to 41 shots fired incidents between June 1 and August 15 this year, compared to the three-year average of 60 incidents.

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