CBS/AP September 19, 2018, 1:22 PM Middleton, Wisconsin shooting: 4 people shot at software company near Madison today – live updates

Police responded to a report of an active shooter at a commercial building in a Middleton, Wisconsin on Sept. 19, 2018.


Last Updated Sep 19, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. — A city official says four people have been shot, but none fatally, during shooting at software company near Madison, Wisconsin. The shooting occurred Wednesday morning in Middleton. City Administrator Mike Davis says the suspected shooter was also injured. Their conditions weren't immediately known.

The shooting was reported around 10 a.m. at WTS Paradigm. Davis says police have lifted a lockdown. Earlier, Dane County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Elise Schaffer confirmed there was an "active shooter situation" and said her office was assisting Middleton police. She provided no additional information.

A hospital spokesman says four people are being treated at University Hospital in Middleton.

UW Health says 4 patients are in the hospital from this active shooting. No word on condition right now.

— Leah Linscheid (@news3leah) September 19, 2018

Judy Lahmers, a business analyst at WTS Paradigm, said she was working at her desk when she heard shots at about 10 a.m. She said it sounded "like somebody was dropping boards on the ground, really loud."

Lahmers said she ran out of the building and hid behind a car. She said the building's glass entrance door shattered.

"I'm not looking back, I'm running as fast as I can. You just wonder, 'Do you hide or do you run?'" she said.

UPDATE: Multiple ambulances are on the scene. Witnesses tell me they saw at least 60 people walking out out of WTS Paradigm shortly after the shooting. @WISCTV_News3

— Josh Spreiter (@JoshSpreiterTV) September 19, 2018

She said she knew that one co-worker had been grazed by a shot but was OK. She didn't have any other information. She said the shooting was "totally unexpected. We're all software people. We have a good group."

The State Journal newspaper reports that one woman was taken out of the building screaming, saying it was "a devastating loss" and being held up by another person.

The shopping center next to the building, Greenway Station, was locked down at the direction of police, according to the center's general manager Corey Kautzky. There are 34 stores and restaurants in the center that were temporarily closed, Kautzky said.

Middleton is about 90 miles west of Milwaukee.

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