Vermont State Police are investigating shootings that left a man and woman dead in Townshend.
State police received a 911 call around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday requesting help at a house on Grafton Road. While on the telephone with the caller, a dispatcher heard what is believed to be gunshots. The call then ended abruptly.
When troopers arrived they found a man dead outside the house from an apparent gunshot wound. Inside was a woman who'd been shot. She was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where she later died.
The identities of the victims are being withheld until their families are notified. The state medical's examiner will perform autopsies.
State police say there's no known threat to public safety.