4 injured in shooting at office building in Middleton, Wisconsin - Metro US

4 injured in shooting at office building in Middleton, Wisconsin

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Police responded to an active shooter in Middleton, Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to multiple outlets.

Four people have been shot, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, by a shooter at an office building in Middleton, which is a suburb of the state capital, Madison.

Officials told the Journal that shots were fired Wednesday morning, around 10:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT), at a building that houses companies including Esker Software and WTS Paradigm.

There were at least “40 police squad cars and ambulances from multiple jurisdictions outside the building,” Journal reporter Dean Mosiman said from the scene.

No fatalities have been reported at this time. The four victims, as well as the suspect, who was critically injured, were taken to an area hospital, Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke told the paper. 

Earlier, a spokesperson from the Dane County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to the Associated Press that there was an “active shooter situation.”

Police escorted people out of the building, and one woman taken out of the building was heard screaming, according to the Journal, saying it was “a devastating loss.”

The Middleton Police Department issued an alert around 11 a.m. CDT warning residents to lock all doors, stay inside and shelter in place until further notice. 

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