AG’s office investigating fatal shooting on Union Street

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Police activity in the area of Union and Webster streets early Friday morning. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings,

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police with assistance from the NH Attorney General’s office are investigating a shooting death in the area of Union Street, between Webster Street and North Street.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. Based on the investigation thus far, this does not appear to be a random act and there is no evidence to suggest that there is any threat to the general public.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Manchester Police Department Detective Unit at (603) 668-8711.

UPDATE 7/19 – 1:04 PM – Mayor Joyce Craig released the following announcement regarding the incident.

“Regarding last night’s incident on Union Street, the Manchester Police Department is working with the Attorney General’s Office, who is now leading this investigation. Because this investigation is ongoing, there is limited information that can be shared at this time.

Based on their investigation thus far, the Attorney General’s Office has stated this incident does not appear to be random. They have identified all the parties involved, and do not believe there is any threat to the community.

In the last two weeks, our community has unfortunately experienced two separate, unrelated shooting incidents that resulted in the deaths of two individuals. The Manchester Police Department has increased patrols throughout the city, and continues to utilize predictive and hot spot patrol tactics.

I am in constant communication with Chief Capano, and want to thank the men and women of the Manchester Police Department for working diligently to keep our community safe.

If anyone has any information about any of these incidents, please contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711 or anonymously through the Crimeline at 603-624-4040.”

UPDATE: 7/19 – 2:02 p.m. – Manchester Police Department Chief Carl Capano released a statement reiterating the statement of the Attorney General’s Office indicating that last night’s shooting was an isolated crime and not related to recent homicide on South Willow Street or the shooting on Ahern Street.

“We continue to ask the public to share information they may have about these incidents,” he said. “I can’t stress enough the need for cooperation from anyone who may have information about these recent incidents.”