Kayla Noonan Bio – Kayla Noonan Wiki
Kayla Noonan and Mikal Dixon allegedly turned the gun on themselves. A friend of Noonan’s who lived at the residence, who police identified as C.R., was shot twice.
Kayla Noonan was 22 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
Officials said that a University of Vermont student was found dead inside her friend’s apartment early Monday morning after police responded to a call for shots fired during a press conference.
Upon arrival at 2:20 a.m., Burlington police discovered the bodies of Kayla Noonan, 22, and Mikal Dixon, 27, who allegedly turned the gun on himself. A friend of Noonan’s who lived at the residence, who police identified as C.R., was shot twice.
Acting Police Chief Jon Murad said C.R. suffered “serious” injuries but was listed in stable but critical condition at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
“The lives of these three families have been forever changed by this tragedy,” Murad said at the press conference.
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In the early hours of Monday, Dixon attempted to get inside the apartment but couldn’t. Police said he broke through a window and entered the residence with an AR-15 short barrel rifle.
“[He] shot and killed Ms. Noonan, shot and wounded C.R., and shot and killed himself,” Murad said, according to statements made by C.R. at the time. Noonan and Dixon allegedly had a relationship “going back several years.”
The police chief added the investigation is ongoing, but there is no threat to others in the area.
“This incident is another awful reminder that Burlington is not immune to the steep increase in gun violence the country’s experiencing,” Murad said. “And as a result of our disastrous gun laws, Americana are vastly more likely to have to endure a terrible tragedy like this.”