Vermont State Police investigate two shootings in Washington County

Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 10:02 AM EDT
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BERLIN, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont State Police is investigating two separate, unrelated shootings that occurred late Saturday night in Washington County.

The first shooting, at a home on Dog Pond Road in the town of Woodbury, was reported at about 10:05 p.m. and involved a man shooting another man in one of his legs.

Police have now arrested Brain McAndrew, 38, Woodbury. The victim is being identified as Andrew Brown, 35, Lyndonville.

Vermont State Police make arrest in Woodbury Shooting
Vermont State Police make arrest in Woodbury Shooting(WCAX)

They say Brown went to the residence on Dog Pond Road, to pick up someone at the home, who had been threatened with a gun by McAndrew earlier in the day.

Police say Brown was shot after walking up to the door by McAndrew. Other members inside the home were able to subdue McAndrew until police arrived.

Brown was transported to Central Vermont Medical Center and then transferred to the UVM Medical Center with serious injuries.

McAndrew is being charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder as well as 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault. His hearing is scheduled for Monday June 20, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. in Washington County.

Also on Saturday night, State Police were called to a second shooting in Waterbury, within 40 minutes of the first. They say this one happened near 22 North Main St. in Waterbury around 10:45 p.m.

Police say three people were parked in a car, when an unknown group of individuals approached the car on foot. Police say the driver of the car was struck in the head with a gun, and then shot in the torso.

The attackers fled the area and police are currently looking for them.

Police have not released the name of the individual injured in this shooting. He was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center for treatment, the extent of his injuries are unknown.

Police are actively investigating both cases and encourage anyone with information that could help detectives to call the Vermont State Police’s Berlin Barracks at 802-229-9191, or provide an anonymous tip online at

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