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Police investigate report of shots fired near Manchester park


August 23. 2017 9:40PM
A car turns around at Brown and Mitchell Park in Manchester on Wednesday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)

MANCHESTER — City police were investigating a report of shots fired near a Queen City park Wednesday night.

According to Manchester Police Lt. Joseph Mucci, police responded to the neighborhood near Brown Mitchell park, 229 W. Mitchell St., around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a report of shots fired. According to police, a caller reported seeing a white male carrying a firearm, while a second caller reported a shot was fired in the area of The Hollows Disk Golf Course, located near Pine Grove Cemetery.

Police determined an altercation occurred between multiple people, during which a white male produced a firearm and fired at least one round, Lt. Mucci said.

A large police presence was reported near the entrance to Pine Grove Cemetery around 7 p.m. Police also blocked access to nearby roads.

Police cleared the area by 8:15 p.m. No further information was released Wednesday night, including whether any arrests were made in connection with the incident, or if anyone was injured.

Police report their investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Manchester police at 668-8711.


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