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2 dead in Burlington shooting

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington police are investigating two murders just steps from downtown.

Burlington police received calls about gunfire on Decatur Street just after 9 p.m. Sunday night.

According to police, when law enforcement arrived on the scene they found two adult men. One man was dead and the other was seriously injured, both had been shot in the head. The surviving victim was transported to the UVM Medical Center, where he also died.

Police have not yet released the men’s identities.

Burlington police also note that around 8 p.m. on Sunday night, they got calls about gunfire near the Vermont Comedy Club on Main Street.

Witnesses reported seeing two men fleeing and police later recovered evidence confirming a gunfire incident.

It’s not currently known if the two incidents are related.

Investigations into both incidents are currently ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police in Burlington at 802-658-2704.

Mayor Miro Weinberger, D-Burlington, on Monday morning reacted to the incidents on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Burlington police plan to hold a news briefing on the incidents later this afternoon. We will have updates for you on the Channel 3 News starting at 4 p.m.

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