Burlington sees 10th gunfire incident of the year

Published: Aug. 7, 2021 at 8:56 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Another gunfire incident took place early Saturday morning in Burlington.

For the second time in a week, Burlington Police responded to the area near Simon’s Store and City Market. Police received multiple reports of a fight and gunshots in the street. According to Burlington Police, the fight was among 10 to 12 people and that shots were fired.

Police say from 2012 to 2019 the annual average of gunfire incidents was two. That number rose to a dozen in 2020. Police say there have been 10 gunfire incidents in 2021 alone.

Burlington Police Acting Chief Jon Murad says one of the individuals involved in the fight was identified at the scene and arrested. Several other young men were also detained. Murad says anyone with information is urged to call the Burlington Police.

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