Man Sought in Connection to Shooting in Morrisville, Vermont

Police say the suspect, 39-year-old Chris Burnor of Waterville, is believed to be armed

Morristown Police Department

A 39-year-old Waterville, Vermont, man is being sought in connection to an early Wednesday afternoon shooting at a convenience store in Morrisville that left one man injured.

Authorities are looking for Chris Burnor in connection to the shooting at the Cumberland Farms on Main Street, and say he is believed to be armed. Burnor is described as 5-foot 10-inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and was last seen wearing a black hood. He was seen leaving the Rite-Aid in a 1994 blue Honda Civic with Vermont license plates GFT292.

According to Morristown Police, officers responded around 12:30 p.m. to an initial 911 call saying one person was shot and another person was seen leaving the scene. When they arrived at the Cumberland Farms store, the found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim, who police say is 32-year-old Thomas Zapantis of Johnson, was first taken to Copley Hospital in Morrisville and then taken to Fletcher Allen Health Center in Burlington, where he was listed in stable condition.

If anyone has information on Burnor's location or sees him, they're asked to immediately call 911.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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