Vermont State Police

ENOSBURGH – Police are investigating reports of a possible gunshot fired near the home of Rep. Felisha Leffler, R – Enosburgh, Thursday morning.

According to a statement from the Vermont State Police (VSP), Leffler reported being awoken by the sound of a gunshot shortly around 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

Police said there were no injuries reported and, as of the time of VSP issuing a statement Thursday evening, there was “no additional evidence of a gunshot beyond the sound that was heard, such as obvious signs of damage to the residence.”

According to police, Leffler reported receiving a post card calling for her arrest the day before hearing a gunshot outside her home. The post card had been reported to Vermont Capitol Police, according to VSP’s statement.

A VSP investigation assisted by Capitol Police was reported ongoing as of Thursday evening.

In a statement shared over her official social media, Leffler said her porch camera recorded a car passing by her house with the “distinct sound of a shot” and said the post card she received demanded her arrest for “un-American behavior.”

“The only un-American behavior I can find is someone that prefers anonymous threats and scare tactics over working with me on the issues,” she wrote. “It’s unnerving that this is what politics, especially local politics, is stooping to.”

Several legislators, including Vermont’s Speaker of the House, Rep. Mitzi Johnson, D – South Hero, have reported receiving similar letters calling for their arrest, according to a recent VTDigger report.

Police are asking that anyone with information related to the gunshot reported Thursday morning contact VSP’s St. Albans Barracks at 802-524-5993 or submit a tip online at

Leffler is currently running for reelection to represent the towns of Enosburgh and Montgomery in the Vermont House of Representatives, a position she’s held since her election in 2018.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for taking part in our commenting section. We want this platform to be a safe and inclusive community where you can freely share ideas and opinions. Comments that are racist, hateful, sexist or attack others won’t be allowed. Just keep it clean. Do these things or you could be banned:

• Don’t name-call and attack other commenters. If you’d be in hot water for saying it in public, then don’t say it here.

• Don’t spam us.

• Don’t attack our journalists.

Let’s make this a platform that is educational, enjoyable and insightful.

Email questions to

Share your opinion


Join the conversation

Recommended for you

Recommended for you