Police investigate possible link between weekend stabbing, shooting

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CruiserMANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police are investigating two incidents over the weekend, a stabbing and a shooting, to see if there is a connection.

On November 1, 2014, at approximately 3:15 a.m. patrol units responded to 96 Douglas St. for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located a 25-year old male victim on a couch, clutching his lower back. Officers immediately tended to his wound while waiting for an ambulance.

The victim stated he was stabbed by an unknown assailant who had been kicked out of the Douglas Street address earlier in the morning during a party. The non-life threatening injury caused the victim to seek medical treatment at an area hospital. Multiple witnesses stated a party was winding down and several individuals were asked to leave, including the suspect, described as an Hispanic male in his early 20s. The suspect and several friends allegedly left the party after the stabbing took place and fled in a Blue Toyota Corolla in an unknown direction.

Manchester Police detectives responded to the scene to gather additional information and evidence in an attempt to locate and charge the person responsible for causing the stab wound.

Approximately one hour after the stabbing, units responded to the area of 374 Central St. for gunshots reported in the area. Upon arrival, officers located several spent shell casings. The incident is currently under investigation and details are limited at this time.

Detectives are investigating the two incidents to determine if the cases are related or a mere coincidence. Anyone with information should contact Manchester Police CrimeLine at 603-624-4040 or fill out this anonymous online form.

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