Shots fired at Whiting home, no one injured

WHITING — Vermont State Police are asking members of the public to come forth with information they have on a shooting incident in Whiting Thursday morning.

At approximately 5:15 a.m. on April 15 troopers from the New Haven state police barracks responded to a report of gunshots fired into a home on West Road in Whiting.

Several adults and one child were at the home at the time, but no one was injured. Nevertheless, they described a scary incident in the pre-dawn hours. Someone came by the house and fired approximately nine gunshots at the residence from outside before leaving. Investigators believe that more than one gun was used.

Troopers canvassed the immediate area and located several shell casings in the roadway. They collected those and other evidence — including projectile fragments — from inside the home.

State police on Friday said they were conducting interviews and gathering evidence but had not, at that point, identified a suspect, nor had they nailed down a motive for the shooting.

State police spokesman Adam Silverman said troopers investigating a crime would not ask about immigration status of crime victims or witnesses unless immigration status is an essential element of a crime or is necessary to solving the crime and arresting a suspect. He emphasized that state police are not obligated to communicate with federal immigration authorities regarding the immigration or citizenship status of any individual.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the New Haven barracks at (802) 388-4919. You can also submit an anonymous tip online at Det. Sgt. Henry Alberico and Det. Tpr. Adria Pickin are investigating.

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