Bullet that struck a Newport woman may have been fired from a gun accidentally

Vermont State Police say a bullet that struck a Newport woman and injured “a lower extremity” may have been fired from a gun accidentally. The gunshot wound to Miranda Chaput, 38, of Newport Town, “is not believed to be life-threatening,” according to a report from Detective Tpr. Mark Pohlman.  The shooting happened at a residence on Farrar Road in Newport Town on Sunday afternoon, the detective trooper reported. State police were notified at about 3:30 p.m. Chaput was taken by private vehicle for treatment and transferred to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. “Troopers are investigating all possibilities in this incident, including information provided by Chaput that this was an accidental discharge of a firearm. He asks that anyone with information that could assist investigators to call the Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.