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The Latest: Police: Shooting inside radio station not random

August 5, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting inside a community radio station in Madison, Wisconsin (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

Police say a shooting inside a community radio station in Madison, Wisconsin, doesn’t appear to be random.

Officers were called to the shooting at WORT-FM shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. A police spokesman says a 33-year-old man was injured by gunfire and taken to a hospital.

The station says a man wearing a mask and hood entered the station and opened fire on three workers. The station says the injured DJ was quickly treated and discharged from the hospital.

The president of WORT’s board of directors, David Devereaux-Weber, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that the shooter “fired a number of shots,” and that the volunteers ducked and ran into the master control room. They hid in the music library and called 911.

Police were still searching for the suspect as of Sunday afternoon.

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12:50 p.m.

Madison police say a man was injured in a shooting at a downtown Madison radio station.

Police Chief Mike Koval said in his daily blog that officers responded to WORT-FM community radio station for a reported shooting just after 3 a.m. Sunday. Koval said a 33-year-old man was found at the scene with a non-life-threatening bullet wound and taken to a hospital.

According to the blog, other people were present and reported multiple bullets being fired. Police are still searching for the shooter.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Rich Samuels, a music host for WORT, said in a tweet Sunday morning that the victim is a program host.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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