Police investigating death in Brookfield, another man shot

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BROOKFIELD — The Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Friday evening at a home on Vermont Route 14 in Brookfield.

According to a press release from the police, the investigation began following a 911 call at about 5:45 p.m. by a passerby who reported a vehicle driving erratically on Route 14 near the intersection of Route 65.

The passerby then reported that the vehicle had stopped, the driver appeared to have been shot, and the passerby was helping the man get to Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.

The caller also stated that the injured man said a shooting had occurred at a residence several miles away, and there was another victim.

At about the same time, dispatch received an emergency call from a resident at 8769 Vermont Route 14 who reported there was a deceased man outside.

Following treatment at Gifford, the injured man was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

His condition is currently unknown.

The Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Field Force Division, and Victim Services Unit are all involved in the investigation, which is in its initial stages.

No one is currently in custody.

The identities of the people involved will be released following further investigation and notification of relatives.

The victim’s body will be brought to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death following processing of the crime scene by the Crime Scene Search Team.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators in this case is asked to call the Vermont State Police in Royalton at 802-234-9933.

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