MPD believes gas station shooting connected to 2 other

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police say they believe strongly that a deadly shooting Wednesday night at a gas station in the Town of Madison is connected to two other shootings.

The man who was shot at a gas station on Rimrock Road south of the Beltline Wednesday later died, officials said. Town of Madison Police Chief Scott Gregory confirmed the man died at the hospital. The victim's name has not been released.

Madison police told News 3 that the Wednesday shooting is connected to a gas station shooting on Verona Road on Tuesday and a shooting outside a west side bar on April 19.

"We believe there are two factions out there who have issues with one another," Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said. "There’s a very serious fear that this is not over and we’re pouring every resource we’ve got to bring a resolution to this."

Police responded to 2570 Rimrock Road for reports of someone who may have been shot just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds, Town of Madison police Chief Scott Gregory said. The man was taken to UW Hospital with life-threatening injuries., where he later died.

Gregory said there are reports of a person running west from the scene, and they will be conducting a K9 track of the area.

Gregory said there were people detained at the scene, but they have been released.

Police do not know the relationship between the shooter or victim, or whether or not this shooting is connected to the other recent shootings in the Madison area.