Fatal shooting in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in St. Johnsbury on Wednesday.

Yesterday at 9:48 p.m. police responded to 170 Pearl Street for a report of a shooting.

Police located a deceased man inside an apartment at that address.

Investigators with the Vermont State Police were called to assist with the investigation. Authorities say this case is being investigated as a homicide.

According to witnesses, at least two vehicles were seen fleeing the area after the shooting.

A clear description of the vehicles is not available.

Police have not yet identified the victim.

According to a statement issued by police, this incident appears to be isolated and not a threat to the public.

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