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  • Jeffrey Hastings

Dog Shot Dead, Man Dives From Orange St 2nd Floor Window, Also Drive-By Shooting On Dubuque St.

MANCHESTER, NH — Manchester police are at the scene of two different shooting incidents that occurred on Monday.


One appears to involve a person who suffered injuries and the other appears to be a drive-by type shooting.


Police, Fire, and AMR ambulance responded to Orange Street at about 1:15 a.m. for a report of someone being shot. At the same time, police were dispatched to calls for “gunshot heard” on Myrtle Street in the same area.


Several cars, surrounded by crime scene tape, were seen in the rear parking lot of the Union Street building. Two officers could be seen in a second-floor apartment. One of the windows of the apartment was shattered and a large amount of glass was on the ground in the parking lot below the window. A Manchester detective was documenting video cameras in the area and speaking to neighbors. No information has been made available about the victim, and we are awaiting information from Manchester police.


According to Heather Hamel, the public information officer for the department, when police arrived, they found "a deceased dog and multiple shell cases inside the apartment." A man, unknown to the victims, forced his way into the apartment and began firing.


"The people inside started to scatter and one man dove through a second-floor glass window, suffering serious injuries," she said. "The intruder fled and the victim was later located on Myrtle Street and taken to the hospital."


Second Shooting

At about 8:30 a.m. Manchester police responded to the area of Dubuque Street and Gates Street for a report of “gunshot heard” according to the police call log. Dubuque Street between Conant Street and Gates Street was closed off with crime scene tape. Several evidence markers were in the middle of the street, and police were interviewing people in the area.


Neighbors in the area reported to Manchester Information that about six gunshots or more were heard.


Hamel said there were no injuries but windows in a nearby building were shattered by a bullet. Casings were also found in the street.


The Dubuque Street shooting is about two blocks from West High School but school was not in session on Monday.


Manchester police also continue to investigate a drive-by-style shooting Thursday where a duplex was struck with about a dozen bullets. Police also investigated a shooting earlier this month near Central High School where a teenager was struck by gunfire.


Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Manchester Police at 603-668-8711. You can also remain anonymous and call the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040.


This is a developing situation and more information will be updated as it becomes available.




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