4 shot, injured in Wisconsin workplace shooting; suspect dead

PHOTO: A woman is escorted from the scene of a shooting at a software company in Middleton, Wis., Sept. 19, 2018.PlaySteve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP
WATCH 3 shot, injured in Wisconsin workplace shooting; suspect in custody

Four people were shot and injured in a workplace shooting in Middleton, Wisc., on Wednesday morning, a city about 6 miles outside of Madison.

Two are in serious condition and one is in critical condition, according to the University of Wisconsin Health in Madison.

The suspect was shot by officers after the incident at WTS Paradigm, a software company where the suspect worked, Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke said at a news conference.

The suspect, whose identity was not released, was taken to a hospital where he died, Foulke said. A fourth person suffered a graze-type wound that was not severe.

PHOTO: Emergency personnel arrive on the scene of a shooting at a software company in Middleton, Wis., Sept. 19, 2018.Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP
Emergency personnel arrive on the scene of a shooting at a software company in Middleton, Wis., Sept. 19, 2018.

Foulke said the motive is not clear.

Two sheriff deputies and two Middleton police officers fired at the suspect who was believed to be "heavily armed," Foulke said. It's not yet clear who struck the suspect, he said.

Foulke praised the officers' "heroic" actions, saying they "prevented much more bloodshed."

PHOTO: Emergency personnel arrive at the scene where a shooting was reported at a software company in Middleton, Wis., a suburb of Madison, Sept. 19, 2018.Todd Richmond/AP
Emergency personnel arrive at the scene where a shooting was reported at a software company in Middleton, Wis., a suburb of Madison, Sept. 19, 2018.

Middleton police initially advised residents to lock their doors and stay inside. Police later declared that no other suspects are outstanding and the public is no longer in danger.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tweeted that he is "praying for those who were injured and for those who are caring for them at local hospitals. On behalf of a grateful state, I thank our outstanding first responders who acted decisively in the face of danger and stabilized the situation."

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