Police investigate overnight shooting in Montpelier, no injuries

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MONTPELIER — Police are investigating an early morning shooting on Barre Street where multiple gunshots were reported, but no injuries have been confirmed, authorities said Saturday.

The Montpelier Police Department responded to the shots fired at approximately 2:46 a.m. near the intersection of Barre Street and Monsignor Crosby Avenue.

Officers, who were close to the incident, heard the gunshots and arrived rapidly at the scene, according to a press release from the department.

Upon arrival, the police located several shell casings and identified a residence that had been hit by gunfire.

A comprehensive search was conducted, but no injured persons were found, and no injuries have been reported following the incident.

The MPD, with the assistance of K9 units from Vermont Fish and Wildlife and the Barretown Police Department, canvassed the neighborhood for witnesses, potential evidence, and surveillance video that might shed light on the shooting.

Residents are advised that there will be an increased police presence in the area as the investigation continues.

The Montpelier Police Department has assured the community that there is no current risk to the public.

No further details have been released at this time.

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