11-year-old girl shot on Madison’s east side to be taken off life support.

The girl spent a day in critical condition after being shot in the head when two cars fired at each other near the intersection of Lexington and East Washington. Photo: Google Maps.

Author: Sam Buisman

An 11-year-old girl wounded in a shooting on Madison’s east side is taken off of life support. 

According to Channel3000, the family of the unidentified victim decided Wednesday evening to remove her from life support after she spent one day in critical condition from a gunshot wound to the head. At press time, while the Madison Police Department has a lead in this case, they have not made any arrests related to this incident. 

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway commented on the shooting in a blog post where she called for an end to the gun violence that has plagued Madison this summer.

“Gun violence is always senseless, but it never feels more so than when something like this happens,” wrote Rhodes-Conway. “My deepest condolences go out to this child and her family as they are now living through every family’s worst nightmare.” 

According to the Madison Police Department, the shooting occurred Tuesday morning near the intersection of Lexington and East Washington Avenue where two cars exchanged gunfire. The 11-year-old was riding in the back of one of the cars and was shot in the head during the frenzy. 

According to Channel3000, this shooting marked the 143rd shot fired incident in Madison this year, representing an 88% increase in such incidents compared to the same time period in 2019.