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87-Year-Old Tunbridge Woman in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Stray Bullet



Valley News Staff Writer
Sunday, July 01, 2018

Tunbridge — An 87-year-old Tunbridge woman was struck by a stray bullet on Saturday night outside her Spring Road home, according to Vermont State Police.

Edith Whitney, of 240 Spring Road, is in critical condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, hospital spokeswoman Victoria McCandless said on Sunday morning.

Whitney was brought to the hospital after being struck by a “projectile” shortly around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to a Vermont State Police news release. She immediately was given aid by friends and neighbors until first responders arrived, police said.

State Police Detective Christopher Blais said on Sunday morning that Whitney likely was struck by a stray bullet. No one has been charged in the shooting, and an investigation is ongoing, he said.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting, firearm use or target practice in the area of Spring Road is being asked to contact state police at 802-234-9933.

Tim Camerato can be reached at tcamerato@vnews.com or 603-727-3223.

Correction

Edith Whitney was 87 at the time of the shooting. A news release from police gave an incorrect age.