Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement on Gunfire Incidents

Burlington, Vt. – On Sunday evening, Burlington Police Department dispatchers received multiple 911 calls for sounds of gunshots in the vicinity of Roosevelt Park. This shooting is the 12th gunfire incident of 2022. Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger issued the following statement on these events:


“Gunfire incidents in Burlington are dangerous, illegal, and unacceptable. The individuals who are putting themselves and the public at risk through these reckless shootings should be on notice that the City is doing everything in its power to hold them accountable and ­stop now. To fully protect the public from gun violence, the BPD also needs action from other law enforcement agencies, the City Council, and state and federal lawmakers. Later this week, Chief Murad and I will further detail both the BPD’s efforts to reduce gun incidents and the actions we need from partners.”



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