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Vt. police confirm shooting near prison

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Vermont State Police have confirmed they believe there was a shooting incident near the prison in Newport.

Prison staff called police Monday night after hearing shots and placed the facility in lockdown.

State police say evidence shows that a firearm was used and shots were fired toward the prison. But they are not sure how many shots were fired or if they were actually targeting the prison.

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