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Manchester police investigating 'possible shooting'

February 01. 2018 8:24PM
Manchester police were called to Silver Street on Thursday to investigate a “possible shooting.” (Jeffrey Hastings photo)

MANCHESTER — Manchester police are investigating a “possible shooting” on Silver Street between Wilson and Lincoln Streets Thursday afternoon.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots in the area of the 500 block of Silver Street, which police closed for most of the afternoon.

Cindy O’Rourke lives near where the shooting happened and says she was inside her house when she heard multiple shots at around 2 p.m.

“I heard bang, bang, bang, bang,” she told reporters.

O’Rourke said she opened the window to look outside and couldn’t see down the street but then saw a silver sedan driving very fast down the road.

She said she tried but could not read the license plate number.

O’Rourke said the sound of gunfire going off in her neighborhood is not uncommon.

“The sound was unbelievable,” O’Rourke said. “I was very scared because I figured someone got shot.”

The incident was near an auto repair shop on the street that reportedly had surveillance video footage of two men arguing.

Some witnesses said after a fist fight broke out, shots were fired by at least one of the men arguing.

A short time after that, two cars left the area, witnesses said.

There were no reports of injuries.

Initially, the Manchester Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) were sent to Silver Street for a shooting victim but were cleared by Manchester police as no victim was found.

Manchester police officers could be seen searching for shell casings, placing evidence markers down and interviewing neighbors.

The only official statement from Manchester police officials was they were investigating a “possible shooting.”

The street was reopened by 5 p.m.

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