One teenager lost their life, and three others were injured in a shooting on Madison’s east side on Tuesday night, as reported by Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes.
During a press conference held on Wednesday afternoon, Barnes stated that two 14-year-old boys arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds.
One was discharged, while the other remains in stable but serious condition.
A 14-year-old girl sustained a graze wound from a bullet and received medical attention. Barnes also mentioned that a 15-year-old girl was shot and unfortunately passed away at the hospital.
Her mother, Karnika Miller, has identified her as Kyesha Miller.
The autopsy for Kyesha is slated for Thursday. According to Barnes, the shooting incident began when a vehicle pulled up to Harmony Apartments, and four individuals promptly exited the car, opening fire without targeting specific individuals.
Barnes mentioned that law enforcement is actively seeking five suspects, one of whom remained in the vehicle as the driver. In the press conference, Barnes presented images of the suspects along with their vehicle, identified as a Lexus SUV, based on police investigation.
Barnes stated that police have retrieved close to 50 shell casings, and the scene is still undergoing processing.
The shooting resulted in damage to several residences, two of which were occupied at the time. As of now, no arrests have been made, and law enforcement is actively scouring the vicinity for potential evidence and witnesses, Barnes affirmed.
There are extra patrols stationed around Madison Metropolitan School District campuses on Wednesday.
Barnes emphasized that detectives are diligently pursuing all leads. He encouraged anyone with information to come forward, assuring that tips can be provided anonymously by reaching out to Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014 or via p3tips.com.