The Burlington Police Department is searching for suspects after two people were shot and killed in the Old North End Sunday night.
Police Chief Jon Murad said the shootings took place shortly after 9 p.m. at a home on Decatur Street. The responding officers found the bodies of two men, Khalif M. Jones, 27, of Stowe, and Anthony R. Smith, Jr., 26, of Vergennes. Both had been been shot in the head.
One of the men died before police arrived. The second man was taken to UVM Medical Center, where police say he died shortly before 11 p.m.
Detectives don’t yet know if the homicides are connected with gunfire that was reported around 8 p.m. Sunday near 101 Main Street downtown. Witnesses reported seeing two men run away from the scene. There were no reports of injuries.
In a statement posted to social media, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said Murad briefed him on the incidents Monday morning.
“I have full confidence in BPD’s detective unit to aggressively investigate these incidents and hold the shooters accountable, as they always do,” he said.
Police are asking anyone with information about the homicides or the gunshots on Main Street to call the BPD at (802) 658-2704.