Two men shot, one dead in Brookfield incident

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BROOKFIELD — Vermont state detectives are investigating an apparent shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition.

The deceased man is a 27-year-old resident of Springfield, Massachusetts.

The injured man, also from Springfield, was listed in critical but stable condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, as of late Saturday afternoon.

Preliminary investigation indicates the two men are friends who traveled together to Vermont and were shot outside a house on Vermont Route 14.

One victim died at the scene, while the other was able to drive away before being assisted by a passerby several miles away.

The Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team is continuing to process the location where the shooting occurred.

Detectives are also interviewing witnesses. No arrests have been made.

The Vermont State Police has been working closely with the Orange County State’s Attorney’s Office and has received assistance from the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife and from police departments in Barre City and Randolph.

Police are asking anyone with information that could assist in the investigation to call VSP in Royalton at 802-234-9933 or provide an anonymous tip online at https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

The names of the victims have not been released pending further investigation and the completion of an autopsy.

State police detectives believe this was an isolated incident and that there is no general threat to the community.

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