Police investigate two separate reports of gunfire, including a bullet hole in a window

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Manchester Police at the scene where gunfire was reported at Granite and West streets on Monday. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

Story was updated at 11 a.m. on Feb. 14, see below

MANCHESTER, NH – Police are investigating two reports of gunfire on Monday.

The first incident was in the vicinity of Granite and West streets for a report of “gunshots heard” at about 4:26 p.m. according to the initial entry in the Manchester Police dispatch log.

A short time after the call a “Be On The Lookout” was issued for a silver or gold Mercedes sedan, possibly with Florida plates, that was involved in a shooting in the area of Granite Street and fled the area.

An update to the Manchester Police dispatch log was changed to say “shooting at 436 Granite Street” and took the place of the initial entry.

Several police officers blocked off parts of Granite Street near West Street. Crime scene tape closed off the area and detectives worked placing evidence markers, and taking photographs. At one point detectives appeared to be gathering evidence from under the hood of a pickup truck that was parked in a driveway.

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Detectives appeared to be gathering evidence from under the hood of a pickup truck that was parked in a driveway. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

The area was closed off for about one hour while police investigated. No firefighters or EMS were dispatched to the area and it appears the damage was limited to property.

At 7:54 p.m. a shooting incident occurred on Pine Street between Spruce Street and Lake Avenue. The Manchester Police call log indicates “shooting at 273 Pine Street.” Witnesses at the scene say that a perimeter is set up, detectives have arrived and it appears officers are searching a park.  The area is behind the SNHU arena and near two high-rise apartment buildings.

UPDATE: On Feb. 14 Manchester police issued the following news release:

Police responded to 273 Pine St. just before 8 p.m. for a report of a gunshot through the window. 

Arriving officers learned several people had been sitting at a table when they heard a  gunshot. They went outside and saw nothing out of the ordinary. 

No one was injured, but a small bullet hole was located in the window, and the impact damaged the blinds. 

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information should call Manchester Police at 603-668-8711. You can also call the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040.

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Jeffrey Hastings

Jeffrey Hastings is a freelance photojournalist and runs Manchester Information community Facebook page.