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Posted on: June 21, 2020

Shots Fired - Post Road

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Incident Type:Shots Fired

Location: Intersection of Post Road and Index Road

Incident Date: 6/21/20

Release Date: 6/21/20

Incident #: 20-10029

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Incident Details:

Just before 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Fitchburg police officers responded to the intersection of Post Road and Index Road for reports of multiple shots fired.

Responding officers located numerous shell casings near the intersection and found two parked vehicles that were struck by bullets. Officers also determined bullets had gone through the walls of two separate apartments in the 2900 block of Fish Hatchery Road. Both apartments were occupied at the time of the incident.

Based on witness statements, investigators believe a man got out of a SUV and fired multiple rounds at a car that was driving on Post Road.  Investigators believe the car driving on Post Road was the only intended target. Neither of the involved vehicles have been located.

No injuries have been reported. 

The incident remains open and under investigation. No further information is available for release at this time.

Shooter Vehicle Description: Light blue small SUV, possibly a Nissan Rogue or Toyota RAV-4

Description of Shooter: Black male with dreadlocks

Other Vehicle Description: Newer style, black or charcoal Chrysler 300

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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