One dead, one injured in Royalton shooting

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Vermont State Police are investigating a shooting at a home in Royalton that has left one man dead and another injured. 

Troopers were responding to an altercation at the home on Route 14 at about 2:45 a.m. when gunshots were reported. Police arrived to find 41 year-old George Sun dead, and another unidentified 26 year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. The injured man was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and is in intensive care. Police say the two are believed to have been friends. They were found outside the residence.

Troopers say two other men who were there at the time of the shooting were at the State Police Barracks in Royalton Tuesday afternoon. As of Tuesday evening, there have been no charges or arrests.

The investigation is in its initial stages and police say there is no threat to the public. It is being treated as a homicide investigation.

“We called out our Major Crime Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigations, our Crime Scene Search Team, a number of field force troopers have been assisting as well, and the Windsor County States Attorney is here working with us,” said Major Dan Trudeau.

Sun’s body will be transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in Royalton at 802-234-9933. 

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