Autopsies were performed Monday in Burlington on the two men who were killed in an exchange of gunfire late Saturday in Alburgh.
Larry P. Cameron, 41, and David Mohamed, 51, both of Alburgh, died of gunshot wounds of the torso, the Chief Medical Examiner said. Both deaths were ruled as homicides.
The Vermont State Police say an escalating dispute over access to a property for hunting led to the shootings Monday, which left a third man, Devin Cameron, 27, also of Alburgh, in critical but stable condition at UVM Medical Center.
Police described the three men as friends and said the dispute had been building for about a week before Mohamed and Devin Cameron got into a fistfight at a fishing access point. Devin Cameron and Larry Cameron then traveled to Larry Cameron’s home, where Mohamed arrived a short time later.
Police say Larry Cameron fired shots into the air to try to get Mohamed to leave. Police say Mohamed then pulled out a rifle, a struggle ensured and gunfire was exchanged.