Three Palestinian Students Shot Saturday Night in Vermont

Hisham Awartani, Tahseen Ali, and Kenan Abdulhamid

Three Palestinian students were shot Saturday evening in Burlington, Vermont, just before 6:30 p.m. while walking near the University of Vermont campus, according to reports.

ABC 7 pointed to a statement from the Institute for Middle East Understanding, identifying the three wounded students as “Hisham Awartani, a student at Brown University in Rhode Island; Kinnan Abdalhamid, a student at Haverford College in Pennsylvania; and Tahseen Ahmad, a student at Trinity College in Connecticut.”

All students were reportedly in Burlington to visit a relative of one of the three. They were walking when approached by a man with a handgun who fired four shots. Two of the students were wounded in the torso and one in “lower extremities.”

FOX News quoted Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad saying, “Without speaking, [the alleged shooter] discharged at least four rounds from the pistol and is believed to have fled.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reacted to the shooting with a post on X:

The shooter or possible shooters have not been apprehended.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at




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