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UPDATE: Police search for two persons of interest after homes hit with bullets

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Madison Police are trying to find two persons of interest who may have been involved in a shooting in north Madison that left three homes with bullet holes and neighbors rattled. 

The two people who detectives are trying to track down do know each other and police do not believe the shooting was a random act of violence, according to an incident report posted by the department late Wednesday night. 

The gunfire left neighbors stunned and concerned as several witnesses and others who heard the shots say bullets were flying over Portage Road and Rieder Road. 

One witness said bullets were coming from a car and towards a house, but someone inside the home was also shooting towards the car. 

A couple who was walking nearby told neighbors how close they came to being shot. 

"They felt bullets going past them. The man hit the ground, then they ran behind a house, jumped a fence -- they thought bullets were hitting them. That's what these people said," said Jane Zanotti, a resident of the neighborhood who went out to look at the scene. 

As of late Wednesday night, police had Portage and Rieder roads were back open. 

Nobody was hurt in the shooting, although two of the three homes that were hit, had people inside. 


MADISON (WKOW) -- Police say three homes were hit by bullets after shots were fired in a neighborhood on Madison's north side.

Officers say the shots rang out around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Rieder Road and Portage Road. 

Police say people were inside two of the homes that were hit, but no one was hurt.

Officers found numerous casings of two different caliber weapons. No one has been arrested, but police say they are working on locating and interviewing two persons of interest in this case. Investigators say these people did know each other.

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