Madison police chief: Reports of shots fired down more than 50 percent

MADISON (WKOW) — Reports of shots fired have decreased 56.7 percent in 2019 through the end of February when compared to the same time period in 2018, according to a post on his blog Monday by Madison Police Chief Mike Koval.

“Year-to-date, there have been 13 shots fired calls through Feb. 28, 2019,” Koval said. “Last year, there were 30.”

Police have also recovered 27 shell casings, according to Koval.

“Through February of 2019, we have eight instances where shots fired resulted in property damage and two incidents where subjects were struck by gunfire,” Koval said, noting that those numbers included direct and indirect harm.

These statistics were the latest in a series of such reports from the chief.

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