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Dane County Sheriff's Office investigates random shootings


SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- The Dane County Sheriff's Office is investigating two random shootings.  No one has been hurt, but authorities want to find those responsible before that changes.

"What we're finding is that other law enforcement agencies here in Dane County are having similar reports and so our detectives are working together right now to find out if any of these incidents are connected," Dane County Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said.

New Year's morning, homeowners in the 3300 block of Bailey Road in Sun Prairie woke to discover bullet holes in their home.  Several rounds hit the house.  It is believed to have occurred while the family was sleeping. "Certainly the potential is there for somebody to be injured," Schaffer said about the incident.

The second shooting happened January 4th.  "We opened up our office last Friday and we noticed we had three bullet holes in the side of our building. We were a little disturbed by that," Electrical Solutions Inc. owner Craig Ball said. Two of those bullets made their way inside his Pleasant Springs office. No one was inside at the time. "It's kind of scary. We have five employees working in this building during the day and were kind of worried about it," Ball said.

Detectives are working with other law enforcement agencies, including Madison Police, to investigate whether similar incidents reported in their jurisdictions may be connected. According to Madison Police incident reports, on December 29, a home on the 10 block of O'Brien Court had its window shot out. 

They're shooting into homes, they're shooting into businesses and in some cases, these homes and businesses have been occupied so that really raises the danger in these situations," Schaffer said. All of the shootings have taken place between midnight and 5:00 a.m.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the Dane County tip line at (608) 284-6900. 

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