Another day in Mayor Satya’s Madison WI
Stolen car that nearly wipes out mother and child
An 11-year-old girl has been shot, and is in the hospital with a life-threatening-injury following late morning gunfire between two vehicles on East Washington Ave. They were believed to be near Lexington Ave. at the time the victim was hit.
Besides the gunshot victim, a home, and an uninvolved vehicle were hit by bullets. The MPD is currently working the several different scenes.
That apparently includes Milwaukee St., near N. Stoughton Rd. where witnesses saw a black SUV chasing after a white Jeep, both heading west on Milwaukee St. The vehicles split, heading different directions on N. Stoughton Rd.
At least 2 hurt on the near West side
Teens driving recklessly in a stolen SUV narrowly miss a mother and her 5-year-old child, who were crossing Mineral Point Rd. at Glenway St. Instead, the stolen vehicle crashed into an oncoming Kia Sportage head-on, sending the innocent driver of that vehicle to the hospital with head and leg injuries. It went down at At 9:42 this Tuesday morning (08-11-2020).
There were at least two people in the stolen Jeep. All ran. A 13-year-old passenger soon collapsed on the front lawn of a nearby home. He was in and out of consciousness, having struck his head against the Jeep’s windshield during the crash. He had not been wearing a safety belt.
The injured teen also ended up in the hospital while officers, led by a K9, fanned out into the Westmoreland Neighborhood trying to track the Jeep’s driver and anyone else who may have fled with him. They came up empty-handed.
Inside the Jeep, stolen out of Marshall on 08-08-2020, officers found numerous garage door openers, car keys, ID cards, and cell phones.
The Burglary Crimes Unit, likely working with neighboring law enforcement agencies, will be sorting it all out, and looking to connect the criminals to other recent break-ins and thefts.
Blaska by the Numbers: 55 people have been injured during shootings so far this year in 143 shots-fired incidents so far in 2020 — an 88% increase over the first half of last year; 29 shots fired incidents in Madison in June and 44 in July. 582 spent shell casings recovered.