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HIGHGATE — Vermont State Police are seeking information regarding a shooting incident that took place early Wednesday morning. There were no injuries.

According to police, two unknown men fired guns from their vehicle at the home of Highgate resident Brian Russin, 31, on Route 78 around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. In his report to police, Russin said the men had stopped at the house several minutes earlier and asked to speak with a woman whom the resident was unfamiliar with, according to state police.

Russin told police that the men left but returned soon thereafter and opened fire on the house. Police said Russin was unable to provide a specific description of the suspects or vehicle.

Vermont Route 78 was closed for several hours overnight following the shooting as police began their investigation. Detective Sgt. Michael Filipek, of the Vermont State Police St. Albans barracks, said there is no reason to believe the public is in imminent danger.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Filipek at (802) 524-5993. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at

As of Wednesday afternoon, Filipek said a number of tips had been called in.

“We’ve received a few phone calls after the press release,” Filipek said. “The public seems to be responsive.”

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