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Burlington, Vermont, shootings are a growing problem – The Boston Globe

Burlington, Vermont, shootings are a growing problem – The Boston Globe

 

BURLINGTON, Vt. — It wasn’t that long ago that a violent night here in this fairly sleepy college town consisted of a fistfight outside any number of the bars and nightclubs on lower Main Street near Lake Champlain.But the illusion that Burlington is a peaceful hub of old hippies and politically active students has been shattered in the last few years, as an unprecedented number of shootings has left many residents uneasy and city officials scrambling to get ahead of a disturbing trend.In some of these shooting cases, no one is hit. So far this year, for example, there have been… 

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