BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington Police arrested two people overnight following a reported shooting at City Hall Park.
It happened just before 1 a.m. Burlington Police say officers responded to reports of gunfire. They found two suspects -- William Carriero, 33, of Waitsfield, and William Whitney, 21, of Brandon, who they say appeared to have been in a fight. Both were taken into custody. Police say Whitney, --who was armed with brass knuckles -- had to be pepper sprayed after resisting arrest.
Officers recovered a gun and bullet casing and noted where a bullet appeared to have dented a public bathroom. They say they don’t believe anyone was struck.
Both men were taken to the hospital. Whitney was later cited for disorderly conduct. Carriero was being held without bail for aggravated assault.
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