• Double homicide confirmed at house in Hubbardton
    February 12,2014
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    By Brent Curtis
    Staff Writer

    HUBBARDTON — A double homicide at a house on Route 30 north was confirmed Wednesday evening by Vermont Public
    Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn.

    Vermont State Police reported they received a 911 call at 1:47 p.m. today regarding a possible shooting incident on Route 30, according to a press release issued around 7 p.m.

    State police, along with emergency medical personnel, responded immediately to the scene, the release stated, and upon arrival two men were found dead outside the residence.

    A man, located in a vehicle not at the residence, is being detained for questioning, according to the release.

    "At this time, there are no further details to release until additional investigation can be completed and details can be verified," the release stated. "The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. There is nothing to indicate a threat to public safety, at this time."

    Earlier in the day Ashley Kittel said she was in her house on Route 30 north this afternoon when she heard three or four gunshots.

    A hunter, Kittel didn't think anything of it until she saw police and medical personnel vehicles across the street.

    "I locked the door and stayed right in here. I had no idea what was going on," she said.

    State police detectives have been interviewing neighbors and gathering evidence from a home across the street from Kittel's residence.

    Police did detain a man who was stopped driving a Ford Bronco on Route 30 about a mile south of the investigation scene. The man has not been identified, but he was detained in connection with the investigation. It is not clear if it is the same man police said they were questioning.

    It's also unclear who resides at the address where police are investigating. The home is a rental unit. Kittel and her roommates say the home is occupied by an older man and they have seen the Ford Bronco repeatedly at the address.

    Minutes after Kittel heard the gunshots Wednesday afternoon she said she heard a vehicle leaving the address at a high rate of speed.

    This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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