Crime

Alburgh hunting dispute turns deadly

Two men died by gunfire Saturday night in Alburgh during a dispute over hunting on private land.

According to Vermont State Police, the two men who were killed are David Mohamed, 51, and Larry P. Cameron, 41, both of Alburgh. The injured man is Devin Cameron, 27, also of Alburgh.

State police plan to provide another update following the completion of autopsies, which are expected to occur Monday, Nov. 29, at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington.

Based on preliminary information, investigators have learned that the shooting arose from an ongoing dispute over access to a property for hunting. The dispute was reported to have been escalating for about a week and culminated in Saturday night’s shooting, which occurred outside the Cameron Drive home of one of the people involved.

Saturday night, state police dispatch received multiple calls just before 10 p.m. reporting the shooting. Troopers immediately began responding to the scene. In addition, VSP notified U.S. Customs and Border Protection due to that agency’s proximity to the scene, and they dispatched multiple agents to Cameron Drive. U.S. Border Patrol agents were first on scene, arriving at 10:17 p.m., and determined the scene was safe for rescue crews at 10:21 p.m.

Troopers arrived at 10:25 p.m. The Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department, Alburgh Volunteer Fire Department, Colchester Rescue and Missisquoi Valley Rescue also responded, along with Grand Isle County State’s Attorney Doug DiSabito.

Devin Cameron is in critical but stable condition at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

The Crime Scene Search Team began its work on Cameron Drive mid-morning Sunday following the issuance of a search warrant for the property.

No further details are currently available. The Vermont State Police will continue providing additional information as the investigation continues.

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