Police Arrest 15-Year-Old Boy In Accidental Bus Shooting In Madison

Madison Police Spokesman: Shooting Was Unintentional

Madison Police Department car
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Madison police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of accidentally shooting two teenagers on a city bus near a high school.

Police arrested the teen at his home on Thursday. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain told the Wisconsin State Journal the boy’s family had been in contact with police and that he surrendered when police showed up.

DeSpain said the shooting was unintentional. He said the boy had been showing the handgun to others on the bus when it went off, firing one shot.

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A 16-year-old boy suffered a leg wound and another 16-year-old boy’s arm was grazed in the shooting Wednesday afternoon.

A Madison Metro Transit spokesman said about 25 people were on the bus.

The shooting prompted nearby La Follette High School, Sennett Middle School and Monona Grove High School to go into lockdown.