Police Investigating Multiple Weekend Gunfire Incidents
Updated: Feb 21
MANCHESTER, NH - Manchester Police responded to multiple calls involving gunfire Sunday morning, and a shooting victim was also brought to Catholic Medical Center.
Police received multiple reports of multiple shots fired on Silver Street near Hall Street at about 4:20 a.m. Police say that witnesses heard multiple shots and a vehicle speeding off from the area.
When Manchester Police arrived at the scene they found that two vehicles had been struck by gunfire, and they located several shell casings.
While officers were investigating the Silver Street shooting incident, Manchester Police Sergeant Richard Brown confirmed officers heard gunfire coming from the area of Union Street near Harvard Street.
Officers responded to the area of the gunfire on Union Street and set up a perimeter, and closed streets. Police found multiple shell casings on Union Street between Harvard and Hayward Streets.
At about 4:55 a.m. police received a report that a male suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg was brought to Catholic Medical Center. Police say the man was suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
Police spoke to the victim and "The victim was not very forthcoming with information and it is still unclear where he got shot" according to Manchester Police Spokesperson Heather Hamel.
Sunday morning parts of Union Street were closed off with crime scene tape as detectives investigated the incident and gathered evidence. Sgt Brown said police do not know if any of the three incidents are related, and it is an active investigation at this time.
On Friday several streets were closed off on Notre Dame Ave in the area of Hecker Street when multiple shots were fired at buildings. A resident from one of the buildings confirmed their building was struck by gunfire multiple times at about 9:00 p.m.
The Manchester Police dispatch log also reports “Gunshot Heard” on Friday morning just before 1:00 a.m. in the area of Bodwell Road. Saturday morning at about 1:15 a.m. the dispatch log reports “Gunshot Heard” at Lowell and Elm Street. The dispatch log is only an indication that police were sent to investigate a call, and it has not been confirmed if there was actual gunfire.
Police confirm that Detectives are interviewing people, and gathering evidence for the Silver Street shooting and the Union Street shooting.
As additional official information becomes available we will update this article.
Dispatch logs, arrest logs, and other information is available at https://www.mhtinfo.com/resources
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