BERLIN — Two separate, unrelated shootings took place late Saturday night in Washington County, and two people were injured.
The first shooting, at a home on Dog Pond Road in the town of Woodbury, was reported at about 10:05 p.m. and involved a man shooting an acquaintance in one of his legs.
Preliminary investigation indicates the shooting arose from a dispute among a group of people who knew one another.
A person identified as the shooter was detained by other people at the home until state troopers arrived on the scene.
He is currently in Vermont State Police custody and considered a person of interest.
The condition of the victim, an adult man, and the extent of his injuries are currently unknown.
The second shooting occurred at about 10:45 p.m. in a parking area on North Main Street in the town of Waterbury.
Three people reportedly were in a parked car when unknown individuals approached the vehicle on foot, at which time 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 University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington for treatment.
His condition and the seriousness of his injuries are unknown.
No information suggests there is any connection between the two shootings.
Anyone with information that could help detectives should call the Vermont State Police’s Berlin Barracks at 802-229-9191.