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Man Found at Pizzeria Dies From Gunshot Wound

Bradford, Vt. — A Bradford man is dead after police found him with a single gunshot wound to the head in a downtown pizza restaurant , an incident that caused schools to be locked down for about 30 minutes.

Christian Cameron, the 35-year-old owner of Bradford Pizza, was pronounced dead after being transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Detectives from the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation are still investigating the incident.

Police said there is no evidence of foul play.

The New Hampshire Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has scheduled an autopsy for today.

Bradford police responded to a call at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to a report of an unconscious man at the Main Street restaurant.

Also responding were Bradford Fast Squad, Upper Valley Ambulance and Vermont State Police.

Oxbow Union High School, Bradford Elementary and the River Bend Career and Technical Center went into lock down just after 12 p.m. on Wednesday.

“As soon as we heard of the incident we took precautionary measures,” Interim Superintendent Beth Cobb said, noting the lock down lasted 25 minutes.

However, Bradford Police Chief Jeff Stiegler said he did not order the schools to go into lock down and said he only learned about it after the fact.

“There is no cause for anyone to believe there is public danger,” Stiegler said. “This is what we believe is an isolated incident and not something where any other lives are in danger or the chance of anyone else being harmed. This incident is an isolated tragedy.”

— Sarah Brubeck