Investigator: Fatal shooting ‘not related’ to other recent violence in the city

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Manchester officers at the scene of a fatal shooting investigation on Union Street on July 19, 2019. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings,

MANCHESTER, NH — The shooting death of a man in the North End just after midnight Friday remains under investigation although it does not appear to be random, according to Assistant Attorney General John J. Kennedy.

“This appears to be an isolated incident that is not related to anything else that has happened recently in Manchester,” he said in response to an inquiry about whether it was related to the July 2 murder of Brian “Boogie” Clark, 19.   “All of the persons involved in this incident have been identified and we do not believe that there is any threat to the public.”

He said police were called just after midnight Friday for a report of a shooting death in the area of Union Street, between Webster and North streets.

Friday morning, yellow crime scene tape cordoned off an area, from North to Webster streets, along a back alley known as Liberty Street East Back.  

Deborah Harbin, a neighbor, said neither she nor her husband heard any gunfire.  She said around midnight, as her husband was coming to bed, he noticed police cruisers all along Union Street.  She said police tape was drawn in front of a house on Union Street.  Friday morning, however, the tape ran along a North Street building abutting the alley.

More information will be released when it becomes available.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Manchester detectives at (603)668-8711.