Center Ossipee shooting victim in stable condition
CENTER OSSIPEE — The man shot multiple times at his Jude Boulevard residence Sunday night is in stable condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, according to Ossipee Police Sgt. Robert King.
The victim is John Mason, who is in his 20s, King said. No one has been arrested in the shooting and King said it is too soon to say if the shooting was in retaliation for Mason’s firing at two men who invaded his home Feb. 7, one carrying a knife, seeking money and other items.
Mason was cleared in connection with the shots fired because he was defending himself.
Two men were arrested in connection with that incident: James Brooks, 31, and Jeffrey Lamarche, 36, both of Ossipee and both still in custody, according to King. Lamarche was among nine people arrested in a heroin sale arrest sweep March 10 and is at the New Hampshire State Prison.
There was a third person, who drove the getaway car, according to accounts of the home invasion at the time.
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CENTER OSSIPEE - Police are conducting an active investigation at the scene of a shooting in Center Ossipee Sunday night.
Carroll County Attorney Robin Gordon confirmed Sunday night that police are on Jude Boulevard investigating a shooting that has left a male with multiple gun shot wounds. Police were first called to Jude Boulevard at 8:53 p.m. Sunday to investigate reports of a shooting.
Gordon said the victim was taken to Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro and then was airlifted by DART helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She said she could not comment on the seriousness of his injuries, or the status of his condition.
Gordon said the scene was still active, and that more information would be released as it becomes available.