Three US students of Palestinian descent shot, wounded

STORY: A man with a pistol shot the three victims on the street near the University of Vermont on Saturday (November 25) evening and then ran away, Burlington police said in a statement.

Video obtained by Reuters showed police at the scene of the shooting on Saturday and first responders treating one of the victims.

Two victims are U.S. citizens and the third is a legal U.S. resident, all 20 years old, police said. Two of the men were wearing a keffiyeh, the traditional black-and-white checkered scarf of Middle Eastern dress, at the time of the attack, police said.

According to police, all three remained under medical care on Sunday, two with gunshot wounds in their torsos and one shot in the lower extremities. "Two are stable, while one has sustained much more serious injuries," police said.

The three were Hisham Awartani, a student at Brown University in Rhode Island; Kinnan Abdel Hamid, a student at Haverford College in Pennsylvania; and Tahseen Ahmed, who attends Trinity College in Connecticut. Two of them were visiting the home of the third student's family in Burlington for the Thanksgiving holiday.