Shaftsbury, Vermont

From WCAX of October 2, 2007

Man Fights Off Attackers, Accidentally Shoots Self

Police are investigating a bizarre shooting in southern Vermont.

It happened on the East Road in Shaftsbury. Police say a 49-year-old man went to check on his neighbor’s home after he saw a suspicious car pull into the driveway. When he got to the home, the victim claims either two or three masked men jumped him and pointed a gun to his head.

A scuffle ensued, and the victim was able to grab the gun. He then accidentally shot himself in the hand.

The suspects fled.

The victim was treated at the hospital.

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