Man in Custody After Woman Shot Outside Bar in Burlington, Vermont

One man has been arrested and is facing federal charges in connection with the early Monday morning shooting of a woman outside of a bar in Burlington, Vermont.

According to police, an intoxicated man fired two shots into a crowd outside of Nectar's as it was closing for the night.

One of the shots hit a woman, striking her in the lung. The victim is in serious condition, but is expected to survive.

Following the shooting, police arrested 37-year-old Rashad Nashid after they found him with a pistol. He was taken into custody without incident. Police say that the suspect and victim did not know each other.

The suspect is a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing a firearm and is also facing charges from a narcotics possession arrest last year.

The suspect will be charged federally for the possession of a firearm and is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges could be filed.

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