Police investigate homicide in Burlington

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Burlington police are investigating a shooting that took place Sunday night killing one man.

Police say the call came in around 11:30 p.m. at a home on North Avenue in Burlington. Reports say two men allegedly pushed their way inside the home, the caller then heard multiple shots. Additional callers reported a man had been shot.

Officers say they found 38 year-old, Steven Martin, severely wounded when they arrived at the home. The Burlington Fire Department took Martin to UVM Medical Center, where he later died. 

Other witnesses say two men left the home in a black car.

Vermont Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe lives near the North Avenue home and said the shots woke him up.

“I mean there’s kids here, its a major throughway for people walking and biking. So, if it were earlier in the day it could have been an innocent bystander who was killed so its just really horrible. I think gun violence in our society is out of control and this is just the latest example,” said Ashe.

Burlington Police are still investigating, along with help from the Vermont state police.

“We will continue to work around the clock until we find the people responsible for this,” said Burlington Police Chief Jennifer Morrison.

if anyone has information regarding the incident, please call Burlington Police Department at (802) 658-2704.

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