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Posted on: October 9, 2022

Multiple Homes Struck By Gunfire

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Shots Fired 

Incident Date: 10/8/22 

Release Date: 10/9/22

Incident number: FP22-18649

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick  

Multiple homes in the Swan Creek neighborhood, which is adjacent to the Nevin Springs Fish and Wildlife Area, were struck by gunfire Saturday evening. The first report of a bullet striking a home was received around 5:10 p.m. on Buttonbush Drive. Two additional reports, one on Stoneman Drive and another on Sunflower Drive, were received later in the evening. No injuries were reported. 

After sunset, as officers continued investigating the situation, multiple callers reported hearing additional gunshots coming from the Nevin Springs area. Personnel from the Fitchburg Police Department and the Madison Police Department deployed drones to search the area. Conservation wardens from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources also assisted in the search and investigation. No one of interest was located during the search.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Fitchburg Police Department at (608)270-4300.  Callers can remain anonymous and contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608)266-6014 or visit P3tips.com. Tips can also be shared with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources by calling or texting  800-847-9367.

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