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Medical examiner identifies 20-year-old man shot, killed in Fitchburg

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FITCHBURG, Wis. - The Dane County Medical Examiner released the name of the 20-year-old man who was shot and killed in Fitchburg Monday night, according to a news release.

Julian J. Patterson, 20, of Fort Atkinson, was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Fitchburg police were called to the scene of the shooting around 5:45 p.m at 5154 Anton Drive.

Officials said a preliminary investigation suggests that there was a disturbance at the residence involving multiple men. During the disturbance, at least one shot was fired killing Patterson.

Patterson's death remains under investigation. At this time officials have not named any suspects.

"To be honest with you we're not even 24 hours into this investigation, and we're chasing down quite a few leads, which is good." Fitchburg Police Chief Chad Brecklin said. "We'll see where they all go but I'm confident that at some point in time we'll be able to bring this to fruition."

Officials say the shooting was not a random act of violence and suggested that the victim knew the killer.

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