New Update: Vermont State Police have confirmed that one person is dead

Vermont State Police have confirmed that one person is dead after troopers responded to a reported shooting in Parking Lot A at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury Tuesday morning. Police say the deceased individual is a male and released a statement that said the deceased is neither a staff member nor a patient. A Be-On-The-Lookout notice has been issued to law enforcement for a silver Jeep Wrangler with Connecticut license plates that may have been connected to the incident. Parking Lot A is across the street from the hospital. Police say the hospital is secure and that the exact circumstances of the incident are not currently known. No arrests have been made. Vermont State Police were notified at about 8:50 a.m. of the shooting. The deceased individual was found in the parking lot. The body will be brought to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The individual’s identity will be released following further investigation and notification of next of kin. Police say the investigation remains in its earliest stages. State Police say the death of the shooting victim is being treated as a homicide and that the preliminary investigation indicates the incident was not random and that the victim was targeted. State Police are also seeking a vehicle in connection with the shooting. Investigators would like to talk with the occupants of a gray Jeep Wrangler with Connecticut license plate AX74330. The vehicle was seen on a surveillance camera outside Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday. The occupants of the vehicle should be considered potentially armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees the Jeep should immediately call 911 or their nearest police department. Do not approach the vehicle or its occupants. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Vermont State Police in St. Johnsbury at 802-748-3111. Tips also may be submitted anonymously online at

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