Officer, civilian injured following shots fired after Shake on the Lake fireworks in Madison

Shake on the Lake incident (PHOTO: WMTV / NBC15)

MADISON, Wis. — One person is injured after shots were fired following Saturday’s Shake on the Lake fireworks show, according to Fox6’s sister station, WMTV, in Madison. A police officer also injured his leg during the incident.

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to authorities.

Madison police believe the individuals involved in the shooting knew each other, and the shooting was not a random act. The Madison Police Department does not believe there is a continuing risk to the public.

A police officer also injured their leg during the commotion..

NBC15 News spoke with Arika Kaosa who was attending the Shake the Lake event when shots were fired.

“I had never had anything like this happen to me especially at an event where there was a strong police presence and it was very shocking to say the least. It will stick with me for quite some time if not the rest of my life,” she says.

Kaosa says she was able to take cover safely after the shots were fired.

“It was definitely not fireworks. You could tell it was actual gunshots. I grabbed the person I was with and we told other people there were gunshots and we went inside,” Kaosa says.

Madison police officers say the investigation is in the preliminary stages. Authorities ask that anyone with more information contact Crime Stoppers after 608-266-6014.

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