Police investigate shooting at Burlington’s waterfront skatepark

Aug 20 2022, 9:06 AM

At least one person was wounded in a shooting Friday night at the Andy “A_Dog” Williams Skatepark on the Burlington waterfront, according to police, and another person fleeing the gunfire nearly drowned. 

In a press release issued late Friday, the Burlington Police Department said the shooting took place shortly before 10 p.m. One gunshot victim sought treatment at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

When officers arrived on the scene, according to police, they encountered a second person who had jumped into Lake Champlain to escape the gunfire. An officer shed his gear and jumped into the lake to rescue the drowning person, police said. 

Authorities did not immediately identify a suspect or make an arrest and were investigating the incident, police said in the press release. 

— VTD Editor

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