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Male Victim Shot on Vermont Hunting Trip



    Male Victim Shot on Vermont Hunting Trip
    File photo showing a wooded area.

    A person is fighting for his life after being shot during a hunting trip in Vermont Tuesday.

    Police in Stowe say one male shot another shortly before 5 p.m. while they were standing outside a vehicle, where they had just returned after hunting. Authorities believe the shooting was accidental, and that the rifle went off inside the truck as it was being unloaded.

    The victim, identified Wednesday as 31-year-old Joshua Fitzgerald of Westford was taken to UVM Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Police said Wednesday that Fitzgerald was in serious but stable condition.

    The man who was unloading the gun was identified as 24-year-old Avery Cochran of South Burlington.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    State and local police, as well as the Vermont State Fish and Wildlife service, were investigating the shooting.

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