MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A Madison man was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday for shooting a gun at a car last year near a park with a number of kids nearby.
20-year-old Traycze Rudd struck a plea deal in which he was convicted on lesser charges of reckless endangerment and possessing a firearm as a felon.
Prosecutor Michael Finley said Rudd shot at a vehicle that was entered by a man Rudd fought with earlier that day. The shooting occurred last June near Madison’s Penn Park.
Finley called it dangerous situation and said it was fortunate that no one was hurt.
Dane County Circuit Judge Robert DeChambeau expressed concerns about growing gun violence in Wisconsin’s Capital City. He said there was a time when people in Madison did not have to worry about being hit by a stray bullet – but that’s not the case today.
The judge said it’s happening in all areas of town, including the popular State Street between the State Capitol and the UW campus.