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Man who died in North Side shooting identified as 19-year-old from Sun Prairie
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NORTH SIDE HOMICIDE | VICTIM, 19, FROM SUN PRAIRIE

Man who died in North Side shooting identified as 19-year-old from Sun Prairie

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The person who died Saturday after being shot on the North Side was a 19-year-old man from Sun Prairie, the medical examiner’s office said Sunday.

Malik Moss died from “homicidal firearm related trauma,” according to preliminary autopsy results from the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The shooting is Madison’s second homicide of the year.

Officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 500 block of Northport Drive just after 6 p.m. Saturday, according to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval’s daily blog.

Officers found Moss with a gunshot wound, Koval said. Moss later died because of his injuries.

Lt. John Radovan said the shooting “was not a random act.”

Koval said more information on the homicide will be released as it becomes available.

In Madison’s first homicide of the year, which occurred last month, Amanda Woods, 30, was fatally stabbed after an argument over crack cocaine on the city’s East Side, authorities said.

Lew Jefferson, 58, of Madison, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in Woods’ death. Jefferson will stand trial for the homicide and remains in jail on a $1 million cash bail.

Other incidents

Saturday’s fatal shooting was one of several shots-fired incidents in the area over the weekend. A witness told police she heard eight to 10 gunshots followed by vehicles quickly driving away Friday night on the East Side.

The witness found three casings Saturday morning in the crosswalk at East Washington Avenue and Fifth Street. Officers found one more casing in the 2200 block of East Washington. There are no known injuries or damage, according to Koval.

And on Sunday in Fitchburg, police said three people were injured by gunfire in the 2200 block of High Ridge Trail just before noon. One person suffered what Fitchburg police described as a life-threatening gunshot wound. The other two victims, including one who showed up at a hospital and is believed to have been shot in the same incident, suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

“Preliminary information indicates the people involved in this incident are known to one another and this does not appear to be a random crime,” Fitchburg police said in a statement.

There is no indication that the shots-fired incidents in Madison and Fitchburg are related.

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Emily Hamer is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She joined the paper in April 2019 and was formerly an investigative reporting intern at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

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