Police seeking woman who fired gun in Burlington bar

A woman fired a gun inside a Burlington bar early this morning, and investigators are attempting to identify her.

The shooting took place at Esox on Main Street. Nobody was injured during the incident, but the bullet hit a pipe in the basement. The shot, which took place at around 12:30 a.m. caused significant water damage to the building.

Customers reportedly fled the building after the shot, but police say they were not notified until about an hour later.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call 802-658-2704.

– Includes content tepublished from Newport Dispatch.

Categories: Crime

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  1. The long-sought proposal by the Burlington City Council to ban the carrying of firearms in bars would have surely prevented this…NOT. No surveillance images have even been released in an effort to identify the perpetrator. As reported, public safety authorities were not even notified for over an hour after the incident indicative of a disturbing “snitches get stitches” mentality. Clearly there is a lack of adequate police presence if no one of consequence was even aware of a gun being fired at the time, occurring right on the Church St. Marketplace. Vermonters are witnessing the Californization of Burlington, with utopian-intent progressives instead turning it into a craphole of violence, apathy and inequity. Progressives hating on the police has consequences but they will still use this incident to argue for an unenforceable and ineffective ban on carrying firearms in designated spaces.

  2. I’m glad that no one was injured in what, at first blush, appears to be the unintended, accidental discharge of a firearm. That being said, and as weird as this may sound, there’s a part of me that congratulates the lady for exercising her Second Amendment rights and carrying a firearm for her own protection in Burlington. In light of the increasing number of lawless and violent people in Burlington (I’m betting most from out of state), and the lack of adequate police presence in town because of the ‘Defund the Police’ moronic progressives on Burlington’s City Council, possession of protective measures for oneself and their family is a wise move. I’ll conclude that the lady in question had a serious “Oops!” moment, maybe while showing the firearm to a friend, and it went off; and of course she ran. I would suggest that she needs additional training in handling firearms before venturing out with self protection again…