BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – There’s growing frustration from Burlington businesses and residents after a spree of recent shootings downtown, and serious concern about police readiness in the wake of recent budget cuts.
Over the last two weekends, late-night fights and gunfire have broken out on South Winooski Avenue outside Simon’s Mobil station, leaving bullet holes in the business, and the store’s owner of over 40 years, in shock. “I’ve seen a lot of people come, and a lot of people go, but I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Charles Handy
Surveillance video from early Saturday morning shows what police describe as a large fight between 10 to 12 people, during which shots were fired. It comes after police responded to a “gun battle” in the same location the previous Saturday.
“This is more than the business people can handle. I mean, what am I supposed to do, hire a security guard to be here? We can’t afford to do that. We need…