Two shot during Rutland City police incident

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RUTLAND — Police are investigating a shooting by the Rutland City Police Department that occurred Monday evening in Rutland.

The shooting occurred at about 8:30 p.m. near the Giorgetti Athletic Complex along Oak Street Extension.

Police say they encountered a vehicle occupied by two men, and at least one officer fired his department-issued handgun.

The car then was driven toward the end of Oak Street Extension, where it crashed.

The driver and passenger both were injured and were brought by ambulance to Rutland Regional Medical Center for treatment.

They have since been transported to University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

The exact nature and extent of their wounds is unknown at this time.

One Rutland City police officer sustained a minor injury during the encounter.

The Vermont State Police is leading the investigation into the police shooting, as is standard practice in Vermont.

This investigation is in its initial stages.

The names of the individuals involved in this incident are being withheld at this stage of the investigation.

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