Update Number 3 regarding Wheelock fatal shooting: an autopsy was completed Tuesday, October 17, on the victim of Monday morning’s shooting in Wheelock.
The victim is identified as Gunnar Watson who lived in the home on Vermont Rte. 16 where the shooting occurred. The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of his death was a gunshot wound to the torso and the manner of death was a homicide.
VSP’s investigation into this incident is active and ongoing. No suspects are in custody. Police encourage anyone with information that might assist investigators to call the St. Johnsbury Barracks at (802) 773-9101 or submit an anonymous tip online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
No further information is available at this time. The state police will continue to provide updates as the investigation continues.