Mayor’s Office

Statement from Mayor Miro Weinberger on Shooting at Champlain Farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2020
Contact:  Olivia LaVecchia
                 (802) 734-0617

Statement from Mayor Miro Weinberger on Shooting at Champlain Farms

Burlington, VT – In response to the shooting at the Champlain Farms located at 219 Main Street on Wednesday, Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement:

"This incident is a highly troubling reminder of the widespread threat of gun violence in this country, and the great challenges our system has stopping dangerous, unstable behavior. Passersby near the shooter feared for their lives in a way that no Burlingtonian should ever have to endure. Thankfully, due in large part to the bravery and decisive action of Luz Winters — an officer with less than two years of service with the department — the shooter was taken into custody peacefully and no one was hurt. We are fortunate to have such skilled and committed public safety officers.”

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Press Release Date: 
04/23/2020
City Department: 
Mayor's Office