Police investigate two more reports of gunfire, collect bullet shell casings

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Gunshots reported near the Queen City Avenue 7-Eleven.
Gunshots reported May 29 near the Queen City Avenue 7-Eleven.

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police responded to separate gunshot calls for service during the holiday weekend. The first event took place on Saturday May 29, near the Queen City Avenue 7-Eleven. The second incident took place the following night in the area of 253 Spruce Street.

Officers responded to the store approximately 2:14 a.m. and spoke with the reporting party, the store clerk at 7-Eleven, who was tending to a customer when she heard multiple gunshots around the store.

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She stated two smaller sedans were seen traveling westerly across Queen City Avenue at the time the gunshots were heard. She described a white, smaller sedan with four doors, unknown make and model, and another unknown make and model four-door sedan. She could not provide the color on the second vehicle and it is unknown if they were involved in the incident. Officers located nine shell casings on Queen City Avenue.

Police found casings in the street after reports of gunfire on Spruce Street Sunday.
Police found casings in the street after reports of gunfire on Spruce Street Sunday.

The second incident occurred at 2 a.m. on May 30 outside of 253 Spruce Street. A resident of  Spruce Street reported several shots being fired in the area. She claimed several rounds were lodged inside the interior walls of the apartment. Officers entered the apartment and photographed damage inside of the apartment. They also located several shell casings outside of the address.

Detectives are actively investigating both incidents. It is unknown if the calls are related. Information related to the shootings may be forwarded to the Detective Mike Lavallee at 603-792-5514. You may also contact Manchester Crime Line at 603-624-4040 and leave an anonymous tip. You may be eligible for a cash reward should your tip lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s).

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Carol Robidoux

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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!