Barnet man shot, 2 taken into custody in Lyndon

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A 36-year-old man from Barnet was shot last night at the Maplefields in St. Johnsbury, and police say two people are in custody.

Authorities executed a search warrant this afternoon at 1241 Mathewson Hill Road in Lyndon.

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Two individuals at the home have been detained and are considered persons of interest in connection with the shooting, police say.

Four others in the house are being interviewed by detectives.

The victim has been identified as Nathan Smires.

Smires was initially brought to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury and later transferred to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Police say the investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is being asked to call the St. Johnsbury Barracks at 802-748-3111.

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