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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