Anthony Tong has been identified as the suspect who carried out a shooting at a commercial building in the suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. According to police, the shooting occurred at Esker Software in Middleton with Dane County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Elise Schaffer confirming an ongoing situation without adding additional information at the time.
Four victims suffered gunshot wounds, though none of the victims were fatally shot.
Shortly after the shooting, the suspect died from his injuries suffered after he was shot by police.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
According to Middleton Police radio traffic, there were at least “two officers involved in this shooting.” Dozens of officers have converged on the area. Workers were evacuated and taken to a nearby hotel.
A Madison television report said three ambulances were seen picking up people and quickly leaving the area. Another report said someone called 911 after seeing a woman run out of building with gunshot wound.
According to the 911 Communications Center, the call for an active shooter situation came in at approximately 10:30 a.m. local time from 1850 Deming Way. The situation was quickly contained.
“Police have contained the situation in Middleton, and again, there is no threat to our schools,” a statement from Madison schools to parents read.
It is believed that Tong was an employee at Esker Software.
Just saw two Madison Police cars following an ambulance away from the scene and headed east on University Avenue. Enormous police presence pic.twitter.com/E4KBcjucQT
— Barry Adams (@madnewsboy) September 19, 2018
Tong is just the latest to carry out a mass shooting in the United States during 2018. Earlier in September, Omar Enrique Santa Perez carried out a shooting at Fifth Third Bank Center in Cincinnati, Ohio which left three people dead and five others wounded. In late-August 2018, David Katz carried out a shooting at a Madden 19 video game tournament in Jacksonville Landing Jacksonville, Florida which led to three casualties (a number which included the shooter) and 7 wounded victims.
Where Is Esker Software?
Esker Software was founded back in 1985 and began as a software vendor. Since then, Esker has developed into a “recognized as a leader in AI-driven process automation software all around the world.”
Esker employs more than 500 people in 13 countries.