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

Window & Door
September 25, 2018
Companies

Several employees of WTS Paradigm were shot on Sept. 19 after a gunman opened fire at the company’s Middleton, Wisconsin, offices. According to Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke, the shooting began at about 10:25 a.m. at the software company, which serves the glass and fenestration industries.

The gunman, who was an employee of WTS Paradigm, was shot and killed by responding law enforcement, said Foulke during a same-day press conference. “The suspect was stopped by responding police. They prevented much more bloodshed from happening,” he said.

Three employees were seriously injured during the shooting. According to Foulke in a press conference on Sept. 21, as reported by WISC TV, two of the victims were doing “quite well,” while the third has a “long road ahead.” The injured employees have requested privacy, according to Foulke.

The shooter was identified as 43-year-old Anthony Y. Tong, a Madison, Wisconsin, resident who moved to the area in March 2017 and started working at WTS Paradigm in April 2017. Read more from WISC TV.

On Sept. 21, WTS Paradigm officials released the following statement.

“We want to clarify that Mr. Tong was an employee in good standing and was not facing any type of disciplinary action,” said Ryan Mayrand, WTS Paradigm marketing manager. “We, like everyone else, are shocked and saddened by this senseless act. The WTS Paradigm team remains strong, and we will get through this together with support and help from colleagues, family, friends and the community. We will find the strength to recover and move forward.

“Our community is very fortunate to have an incredible group of first responders. From law enforcement to emergency medical workers and all others who assisted during Wednesday’s tragedy, these selfless men and women are true heroes. To them, we again say thank you. Further, to the local Middleton businesses and organizations that have offered us support and reached out to us these past few days, thank you. This is why we are proud to call Middleton home.

“As we move forward, WTS Paradigm is supporting and helping its employees by providing important support and services to them as they begin the process of working through this traumatic event. Our thoughts are with our three colleagues who remain hospitalized following their injuries. We appreciate the fact that the public understands that all of our employees need and deserve the time to privately grieve and cope with this life-changing event. We have encouraged our employees to fully cooperate with law enforcement as the investigation continues, and we ask that anyone with any additional information about Wednesday’s incident to contact authorities.”