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27-year-old Gunnar Watson killed after shooting in Wheelock

No suspects are in custody.



WHEELOCK, Vermont (Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023) — An autopsy was completed Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, on the victim of Monday morning’s shooting in Wheelock.

The victim is identified as Gunnar Watson, 27, who lived in the home on Vermont Route 16 where the shooting occurred.

The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of his death was a gunshot wound to the torso, and the manner of death was a homicide.

VSP’s investigation into this incident is active and ongoing. No suspects are in custody. Police encourage anyone with information that might assist investigators to call the St. Johnsbury Barracks at 802-773-9101 or submit an anonymous tip online at

No further information is available at this time. The state police will continue to provide updates as the investigation continues.