Shooting at Community Radio Station Not Random, Police Say

August 7, 2018 Updated: August 7, 2018

Police say a shooting attack by a masked man at a community radio station in Wisconsin does not appear to be random, according to multiple reports.

A hooded, masked man entered the WORT-FM radio station in Madison on early Aug. 4 and opened fire on three DJs who were in the broadcast studio, according to the station.

Police were called to the scene after 3 a.m. and found a 33-year-old male DJ with gunshot wounds to the buttocks.

The president of WORT’s board of directors, David Deveraux-Weber, said that the station volunteers ran to the music library where they called 911, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

Five shots were fired through the glass windows of the studio, according to witnesses, the station said.

The radio station went off-air for about six hours after the shooting.

The wounded man was discharged from hospital after being treated for injuries.

According to police, there were no signs of forced entry into the premises, CBS News reported. Police continue to search for the shooter.


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