2 injured in Burlington shooting on Main Street

Aug 13 2022, 10:20 AM

Two men were injured in an overnight shooting on Burlington’s Main Street, police said.

Burlington police responded to reports of gunfire between Church Street and St. Paul Street at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Acting Police Chief Jon Murad said in a press release. Officers at the scene found the two victims, “each of whom had been struck by gunfire,” he said.

The men, who were not named by police, were taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Witnesses told police the shooter had fled toward Lawson Lane, but after setting up a perimeter and calling for a K-9, officers were unable to locate a suspect, according to the release.

The shooting follows a separate incident Thursday night, in which police found an 18-year-old driver whose SUV struck a utility pole had “an apparent gunshot wound” to his torso, Murad said.

Both cases remain under investigation. 

— Maggie Cassidy

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