Police Investigate Second Union Street Shooting In Two Months
MANCHESTER, NH — A 35-year-old man was shot in the chest in Manchester and police said he is suffering life-threatening injuries after a shooting in a busy neighborhood on Thursday.
The shooting occurred while police were investigating a homicide earlier in the day where a woman was killed in her Manchester apartment after a man allegedly stabbed her multiple times.
Manchester police rushed to the scene of a reported shooting inside a multi-unit building at 240 Union St. at about 4:20 p.m. When they arrived, people directed them to an apartment where a man had been shot inside the building.
Manchester Fire and AMR ambulance were requested to leave because the possibly armed suspect was unaccounted for. Police directed AMR to pull up near the building while police officers surrounded the ambulance with guns drawn. Once the ambulance was in position, other officers carried the man out to the ambulance.
The ambulance rushed away from the shooting scene within a couple of minutes and rushed the man to the Elliot Hospital. While en route, they requested a trauma alert and advised the hospital they were transporting a gunshot victim who had been shot in the chest.
A police officer arriving at the scene noticed a young child on a bicycle in the shooting area. He quickly grabbed the child’s arm and wheeled him to a safe place while holding his gun.
Police searched the area with guns drawn and utilized K-9s to search. A man stopped in the alley was questioned by police for over 30 minutes and then placed in handcuffs and transported from the scene. It is unknown if the man faces any charges related to the shooting.
Witnesses told police they heard someone banging on a door, followed by gunshots. Police are still actively investigating but do not believe the shooting was random.
MPD Spokesperson Heather Hamer said "A 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the incident and charged with receiving stolen property, falsifying evidence, unsworn falsification, and resisting arrest. The 17-year-old was believed to be accompanied by at least one individual who has not been identified."
This is the second shooting in the same area on Union Street, the last one left a man dead in April that is still being investigated. It is also in the same area that Chandler Innarelli, 22, of Manchester, was shot in February 2020, no arrests have ever been made in connection with his death.
In May four people were shot at a graduation party and a nearby building was hit by gunfire which police believe is from the same incident. All victims survived their physical injuries.
Police ask that anyone with information call Manchester Police at 603-668-8711. You can also provide an anonymous tip through the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040.
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