MANCHESTER, NH – Police are investigating reports of gunfire following a hit-and-run accident Monday night on Union Street.
According to a police narrative, on September 12 at approximately 10:56 p.m., officers responded to Union and Laurel streets for a reported hit-and-run traffic accident. Initial reports from witnesses indicated gun shots were heard just prior to the collision. The accident investigation revealed that a white BMW was traveling easterly in the Laurel Street south back alleyway at a high rate of speed. The BMW failed to yield right of way, colliding with a Scion traveling north on Union Street. Witnesses saw four black males get out of the BMW and run easterly on Laurel Street.
Witnesses reported that they heard three to four gun shots in the alley, followed by seeing four males getting into the BMW and accelerating away from the location at a high rate of speed.
Officers checked the area and could not locate casings or evidence of a shooting. However, a black handgun was located on the ground in the vicinity of the BMW.
If you have information, you are asked to call the Manchester Police Department Traffic Division at 603-668-8711 or remain anonymous through the Manchester Crime Line at 603-624-4040.