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  • Writer's pictureJeffrey Hastings

Manchester Shooting Leads To New York Man Being Arrested

Updated: Jun 11, 2023

MANCHESTER, NH - Manchester Police, fire, and AMR ambulance responded to a reported shooting at 140 Orange Street at the corner of Union Street Saturday at about 5:30 p.m.

When responders arrived they found a 27-year-old man suffering a gunshot wound to his lower extremity and had serious bleeding according to witnesses.

Police say the victim was uncooperative with police and was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police search the ground where a man was shot on Orange Street. A child car seat can be on the ground near where the victim was treated.. ©Jeffrey Hastings

A witness told police he was sitting on the porch, heard a loud bang, and then saw a man walking north between two houses.

Manchester Police were able to view surveillance video that showed the suspect.

Shortly afterward, officers located a man matching the suspect’s description in the area of Blodgett and Chestnut Street. He was identified as Gil Diaz, 26 of Queens, NY. Diaz was uncooperative with officers and initially gave a false name.

A police K9 specializing in article searches such as weapons followed the alleged path of the suspect from Blodgett Street back to where the shooting occurred. It is unknown if the man was arrested for actions directly related to the shooting.

Diaz was charged with First Degree Assault, Felon in Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, Falsifying Physical Evidence, Unsworn Falsification, and Resisting Arrest.

A woman who was originally at the scene of the shooting was at Blodgett and Chestnut Street watching the man being placed into the transport van left the intersection in a vehicle being driven by a man.

The car was immediately stopped one block from where the man was placed in custody. A police K9 searched the car, and the man and woman were detained at the scene for over 1 hour. It is unknown if anyone was charged with any crimes.

©Jeffrey Hastings


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