BRISTOL — A joint investigation is underway by the Vermont State Police and Bristol Police Department into a fatal shooting of a juvenile male on Monday evening in Bristol.
The incident unfolded around 7:20 p.m., with reports of gunfire outside a residence on North Street near the intersection with Plank Road in Bristol.
On arrival, first responders encountered the critically injured juvenile and rushed him to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The collaborative investigation involves several units from the Vermont State Police, including the Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Field Force Division, Crime Scene Search Team, and Victim Services Unit. Bristol Police Department has also been pivotal in assisting the inquiry.
As of now, no suspects have been detained in connection to the shooting.
Early indicators from the ongoing investigation suggest this to be an isolated event, with no current risk to the general public.
Furthermore, detectives have found no links between this fatal shooting and any other recent homicide or suspicious death investigations in Vermont.
An autopsy is slated in the coming days at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington, expected to confirm the cause and manner of the young victim’s demise.
In respect for the ongoing probe and pending family notifications, the victim’s identity remains withheld.
Authorities are urging individuals with any pertinent information related to this tragic incident to come forward and contact the Vermont State Police in New Haven at 802-388-4919.