For Immediate Release
July 17, 2011
Jeffery A. Strelzin, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Chief, Homicide Unit
At the Attorney General's Office: (603) 271-3671
Via e-mail: [email protected]
New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney and Manchester Police Chief David J. Mara announce that an investigation is ongoing into a homicide in Manchester, New Hampshire.
On Sunday, July 17, 2011, at approximately 2:52 a.m., Manchester police officers responded to a shooting incident at the corner of Ferry Street and South Main Street in Manchester. When officers arrived they discovered an adult male, dead in the street. Another adult male was found nearby and identified as the victim's friend. The friend was a witness to the shooting and was unhurt during the incident.
According to the witness, the victim was killed following a verbal exchange with the adult male driver of a vehicle. During the exchange, the male driver fired one shot and hit the victim, killing him.
No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting. The police are looking for two people and the vehicle involved in the incident. The vehicle is described as a dark colored Hyundai automobile with a chrome grill and a baby seat inside. The two people inside the vehicle were a black adult male and a white adult female, with blonde hair. Both are described as having thin builds. The male was last seen with a handgun.
The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. An autopsy will be performed on the victim today by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine his cause and manner of death.
The police are asking for the public's help with this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Manchester Police Department at (603) 668-8711 and ask to speak with detectives. Anyone who wishes to provide information and remain anonymous can call Manchester Crimeline at (603) 624-4040.
No further news releases are expected today.
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