Police have detained two people they believe are connected to a shooting outside Maplefields in Saint Johnsbury on Tuesday that left a Barnet man with life-threatening injuries. Their identities have not been released by Vermont State Police, who are leading the investigation. It was just before 10:30 on Tuesday night when state police were contacted by St. Johnsbury Police about the shooting. Responding officers found Nathan Smires, 36, had been shot. Smires was first taken to NVRH for treatment before being transferred to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. State Police Lt. Todd Baxter reported that Smires’ injuries were considered life-threatening. Members of the State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Major Crime Unit, began the investigation with assistance from the St. Johnsbury Police Department. Police requested, obtained and executed a search warrant yesterday afternoon at 1241 Mathewson Hill Road in Lyndon. Police found two people there they consider “persons of interest” in the shooting and detained them. Detectives are also questioning four other people who were in the house and searched the home for evidence connected to the shooting. It was reported that Smires and the people police believe are connected to the shooting knew each other. Lt. Baxter stated the shooting was an isolated incident.