NEWPORT — The Vermont State Police say they are looking into the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that transpired on Sunday afternoon on Farrar Road in Newport Town.
Troopers received a report of the incident at 3:34 p.m.
Upon arrival, Miranda Chaput, 38, of Newport was discovered at North Country Hospital, having been transported by a private vehicle for medical attention. Chaput endured a gunshot wound to a lower extremity.
Initially treated at NCH, Chaput was later transferred to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Her injuries are not anticipated to be life-threatening.
Investigating officers are exploring all leads. Chaput has conveyed that the shooting resulted from an inadvertent discharge of a firearm.
The public is encouraged to come forward with any relevant information. They can reach out to the Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881. As of now, no further details have been released.
The investigation is being overseen by Detective Lieutenant Jason Letourneau.