Crime

Three separate Saturday night shootings send three men to hospital

Three men were hospitalized for gunshot wounds due to three unconnected Saturday night shootings in Vermont towns, police say. 

A shooting at a home on Dog Pond Road in Woodbury was reported at about 10:05 p.m. Satruday and involved a man shooting an acquaintance in one of his legs. The shooting arose from a dispute among a group of people who knew one another. The alleged shooter was detained by other people at the home until state troopers arrived on scene. He is now in state police custody and is considered a person of interest. The condition of the victim, an adult man, is unknown.

Another shooting occurred at about 10:45 p.m. in a parking area near North Main Street in Waterbury. Three people reportedly were in a parked car when unknown individuals approached the vehicle on foot. One of them struck the driver, an adult man, over the head with a gun, and then shot the driver in the upper torso. 

The assailants then fled the area. Initial investigation indicates this shooting was an isolated incident, and there is not a general threat to the public. The victim was transported to the UV Medical Center. His condition and the seriousness of his injuries are unknown.

An 18-year-old was shot in Bennington Saturday night. Police received reports of a knife fight at a Pleasant Street home, but upon arrival found a man shot in the torso. He is recovering at an Albany, NY hospital. involving a knife. But, when they arrived at the scene, they found the man shot in the torso in front of a home.

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  1. Maybe time to unveil a line of “Made In Vermont” Kevlar clothing, eh? My buddies kids just bought pistols after reaching legal age,, I had rifles & shotguns at their age but pistols? Makes me wonder, things can “escalate” rapidly from an argument to gunfire…

  2. I’m sure these perpetrators (shooters) are all law-abiding gun owners? The gun grubbers in Chittendon and Washington county should hurry to get the guns away from the people who had nothing to do with these shootings so criminals can attack more freely and without fear. Sarcasm intended! Everyone except VT lawmakers know that criminals do not obey laws, so we can expect more pandering and attacks on our constitutional rights coming from the usual sources! i wonder how Phil and Martin would go about getting the illegal guns carried by multiple time, convicted felons roaming the streets in the Queen City? Don’t worry, they won’t. It’s easier to go after people who already obey the laws and aren’t the problem. I guess it would be too much to ask for the courts and the persecutors to enforce existing laws.

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