3 men of Pales­tin­ian descent attend­ing hol­i­day gath­er­ing shot, injured near Uni­ver­si­ty of Ver­mont

Three young men of Pales­tin­ian descent who were in Burling­ton for a Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day gath­er­ing were shot and injured, one seri­ous­ly, near the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ver­mont, police said Sun­day. Author­i­ties said the attack may have been a hate crime.
The shoot­ings occurred at about 6:25 p.m. Sat­ur­day near the UVM cam­pus, accord­ing to Burling­ton Police Chief Jon Murad. He said police are search­ing for the shoot­er.
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Two of the men are in sta­ble con­di­tion and the oth­er suf­fered “much more seri­ous injuries,” Murad said in a news release Sun­day. The three, all age 20, were vis­it­ing the home of one of the vic­tim’s rel­a­tives and were walk­ing when they were con­front­ed by a white man with a hand­gun.
“With­out speak­ing, he dis­charged at least four rounds from the pis­tol and is believed to have fled,” Murad said in a news release. “All three vic­tims were struck, two in their tor­sos and one in the low­er extrem­i­ties.”
Murad said all three men are of Pales­tin­ian descent. Two are U.S. cit­i­zens and one is a legal res­i­dent. Tw …