Police investigate report of gunfire on Spruce Street

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MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police responded to the area of 312 Spruce St. at approximately 3 p.m. on May 17 for reports of gunshots in the area.

Officers located several shell casing in front of 312 Spruce St. before speaking to witnesses who described a suspect who was the possible shooter. Witnesses said the man was seen hiding between cars in front of 312 Spruce St. prior to the gunshot call. A witness also told police that the man crouching down between cars got up and began firing at a black sports utility vehicle as it drove east on Spruce Street. There is no further description for the alleged gunman seen hiding between the two vehicles, except that he was a “light-skinned” male.

Some witnesses told police that the gunman fled on foot and may have entered a vehicle in the alley north of Spruce Street. Police canvassed the area but were unable to locate damage to any nearby buildings or vehicles. It is unknown if any of the occupants of the black SUV were injured or if the black SUV sustained any damage. Detectives are actively investigating the incident, so no additional information is available at this time.

Police continue to investigate another incident involving gunfire on Central Street in the early hours of May 17, including whether the two incidents are related.

If you have video surveillance of the area or information regarding the identification of the person(s) responsible, please contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711 and reference MPD Case # 18-7350. You may also contact the Manchester Police Crimeline at 603-624-4040 and leave your crime tip anonymously.