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  • Writer's pictureJeffrey Hastings

Shooting On Orange Street, Person Taken Into Custody On Chestnut Street

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 man suffering a gunshot wound to his lower extremity and had serious bleeding according to witnesses. The man was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital with unknown specific injuries.

Shortly after the shooting, several police officers rushed to the area of Blodgett and Chestnut Street where they had a man placed in handcuffs. After an extended time, the man was searched, and put into the Manchester Police transport van and taken to Manchester Police Station.

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.

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.

The shooting occurred just feet from where several agencies including the MPD and FBI searched an apartment critical to the Harmony Montgomery case. Memorials for Harmony were surrounded by crime scene tape because they were part of the scene being processed for the shooting.

At this time no other information is available from the authorities, as additional information becomes available we will provide updates.

©Jeffrey Hastings


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