Newport Town, VT- Vermont State Police are investigating an accidental shooting Sunday that sent a Newport woman to the hospital with wounds to her lower extremities.
Vermont State Police say they received a call about a shooting at a house on Farrar Rd in Newport around 3:30 p.m.
Miranda Chaput, 31, reportedly told police that she was wounded when her weapon discharged accidentally. Troopers say they’re investigating all possibilities.
Chaput’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening. She was brought to North Country Hospital, and then Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon for further treatment.
Police are asking anyone with more information that might help this investigation to call the Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881, or make an anonymous tip on the Vermont Tip Line.