Vehicle seized in connection to shooting of teen at Stanton Park

Police are calling the incident an attempted first-degree murder investigation.

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MANCHESTER, NH – Police seized a vehicle parked on Main Street in connection to an attempted first-degree murder investigation, after a teen suffered a gunshot to the face early Sunday morning.

Shortly after midnight on Aug. 27, 2017 Officer Robert Megowen responded to the Catholic Medical Center Emergency Department after a 17-year-old was brought in who had suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the face.

The teenager explained that he was sitting on a bench in the Pine Street park when he was approached by another male, who without provocation, shot him in the face. The teen was able to obtain a ride to the hospital for treatment.

A short time later. Officers conducting a canvas and follow up investigation, and located a spent shell casing in the area of 207 Pine Street. A witness provided a description of a yellow vehicle that fled the scene at a high rate of speed just after the shooting.

As Officers continued to follow up on the incident they located a motor vehicle which had blood and ballistic evidence in it on Main Street. It was seized as part of the investigation and further processing by members of the Investigative Division.

The teen victim was transferred to Dartmouth Hospital for further treatment and possible surgery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Manchester Police Department Detective Division at (603) 668-8711 or the make an anonymous report via the Manchester Crimeline online, or by calling (603) 624-4040.

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This press release was issued by Manchester, NH, Police Department.