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Co-op copes with shooting aftermath

Brattleboro, Vermont - August 22, 2011

Brattleboro is still dealing with the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Brattleboro Food Co-op two weeks ago.

The store re-opened a couple of days after the murder. Police say a disgruntled employee shot Co-op manager Michael Martin in the head.

Employees at the store say they are still coping with the tragedy, but they say that the healing process is a lot easier with the help of a compassionate community.

"People were so respectful. Our staff were worried that they were going to have to keep telling and retelling the story over and over all day but that didn't happen. They talked to us. They signaled their feelings, their empathy for us but they didn't really go there so the staff felt really relieved from that point of view," said Alex Gyory, the Co-op's General Manager.

Former Co-op employee, 59-year-old Richard Gagnon, is charged with the pre-meditated murder. He is being held without bail.

Adam Sullivan - WCAX News

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