UPDATE: 3 Injured, Suspect Dead after Shooting at WTS Paradigm

Window & Door
September 20, 2018
Companies

Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m.

Four people were shot this morning at WTS Paradigm in Middleton, Wisconsin, according to Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke, speaking in a statement to the press at about 1:15 p.m. According to Foulke, at 10:25 a.m. the police department was notified of an active shooter at WTS Paradigm, an ERP software company that serves the glass and fenestration industries.

“We know that three people were injured and treated at local hospitals,” Foulke said during his statement. “Officers responded and engaged the suspect. They shot the suspect, and he is at a local hospital. There are no other suspects, and the public is no longer in danger.”

UPDATE: Sept. 19, 4:15 p.m.

The suspect was an employee of WTS Paradigm and was killed as a result of his injuries, Foulke said during a 4 p.m. press conference. "The suspect was stopped by responding police. They prevented much more bloodshed from happening," Foulke said.

The identity of the suspect has not been released.

Three shooting victims that were taken to a local hospital are in serious condition, Foulke said. "They received serious gunshot injuries requiring hospitalization ... critical care," he said. A fourth person suffered a minor graze injury, he said.

The building where the shooting occurred will be closed for 24 to 48 hours as law enforcement finishes its onsite investigation. "Employees should check their emails," Foulke said. "We will let them know when we release the building."

UPDATE: Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m.

Officials from WTS Paradigm released a statement following the shooting:

“The entire WTS Paradigm team is shocked and heartbroken by the incident that occurred today at our Middleton office. Our deepest thoughts are with all of our staff and their loved ones. We are working directly with Dane County and our EAP services to provide employees with grief counseling. We also plan to provide additional support services to staff in the near future.

“In a situation like this, you learn how great a community really is. We cannot thank the Middleton Police Department, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, and other emergency personnel enough for their amazing response. Additionally we want to express our gratitude to neighboring organizations who provided sanctuary, food, and water to our staff during their time of need. … We thank everyone for their support and understanding during this difficult time.”

For additional updates, Foulke recommends following the Middleton Police Department Twitter feed.