Targeted shooting leaves one dead, another critically injured

Pin shows 1352 U.S. Route 7, a woody area with quick access to Rte. 7, on Google Map satellite photo

State police are continuing to investigate an incident in which one man was killed and another wounded late Sunday in Leicester, a VSP spokesperson said today.

Both men were victims of a shooting. The injured man initially was treated at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury and then flown by helicopter to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, where he was listed in critical but stable condition Monday morning. An autopsy is pending for the deceased victim. Their identities will be released as the investigation continues.

Initial investigation indicates the shooting was a targeted event directed at the victims, and there is no broader threat to the general public. Today the Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team will process the location where the shooting occurred, a property at 1352 U.S. Route 7. Police are continuing to seek a suspect or suspects tied to this incident, along with a black Nissan sedan that was seen leaving the area after the shooting.

The state police would like to speak to anyone who might have seen something suspicious or out of the ordinary between 9:30-10 p.m. Sunday near the location where the shooting occurred. Anyone with information should call the VSP New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919 or leave an anonymous tip online at

Vermont State Police Maj. Dan Trudeau, commander of the Criminal Division, will be available to speak with members of the media about this investigation at 1 p.m. at the Brandon Fire Department, located at 61 Franklin St..

Leicester (population 990 in 2020) is a town in southern Addison County. It includes an unincorporated community named Satan’s Kingdom.

Categories: Crime

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  1. So the suspect is armed and dangerous but no threat to the public? Why don’t you tell us who you’re looking for?
    Willing to bet that Sentra they’re rolling in belongs to whichever local drug user has been harboring him…
    let’s see if this one plays out any differently.