Goffstown shooting update: Memorial student’s death ruled homicide

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Scene of a homicide in Goffstown where a Memorial High School student was fatally wounded. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

GOFFSTOWN, NH – Results of an autopsy on Ian Jewell, 18, of Manchester, who was shot Nov. 19 in Goffstown, have been released. Jewell, a student at Memorial High School, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, and the manner of death has been ruled a homicide.


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At 4:20 p.m. on Sunday Goffstown Police responded to a reported shooting in the parking lot at Ace Goffstown Hardware, 5 Depot St., in Goffstown. Once there, they found Ian Jewell with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Police cordoned off the area where Ian Jewell was shot, outside the Goffstown Ace Hardware. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

New Hampshire’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval completed an autopsy Monday, and determined the cause and manner of death. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin said no arrests have been made, and he could not speak to motive at this time.

A Memorial service is planned at the high school for Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who believes they may have information about the incident is asked to contact New Hampshire State Police Sergeant Matthew Koehle at (603) 223-8890.

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  • Al Pine

    Drip, drip,drip, nothing. This is how information comes out in NH, in this case and many other homicides and deaths. Especially where the Attorney Generals office and police departments are concerned. It seems when a death like the one in Goffstown occurs, anywhere else in the USA from a big city to the wilderness, information is available to those who want to know. The motive is always at the forefront of information that’s available. Within 24 hours of a death, like in Goffstown, the public knows things like what the weapon was, down to where it was bought, if the perpetrator had more weapons, had a plan, etc. To me it is like living in a world that is a combination that’s somewhere between ‘1984’ and a 1950’s Iron Curtain country.

    • Jack Kelley

      I could not agree more. None of the NH news organizations seem conditioned to follow up on these stories either.