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Two teens in custody after robbery, shots fired in downtown Madison

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Police took two teens in custody, after a robbery and foot chase in downtown Madison in which a shot was fired. 

At last word, the suspects were not under arrest. It all started around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, when a 19-year-old man reported being robbed of his wallet, backpack, and keys at gunpoint on Gilman Street just west of the Capitol Square. 

Police believe that someone who knew the victim chased one of the robbers on foot toward Lake Mendota -- and a robber fired a shot on Langdon Street. There was no indication that the bullet hit anybody. 

UW Police detained one of the suspects Wednesday evening, and Madison Police picked up the other. Officials said the holdup was not random. 

Two school buildings in downtown Madison were on lockdown while the suspects were being sought.

Officers thought one of the suspects might have run into a Madison College building, and the UW Memorial Union was also said to be in a lockdown mode. 

UW police sent out alerts urging people to stay inside, and an "all clear" was issued just before 9 p.m. Wednesday.  

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