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Maine, NH police working to locate shooter in Maine home invasion

Union Leader Correspondent

January 09. 2013 2:12PM

LEBANON, Maine – Area police continue to work together to determine who shot a local man during a home invasion Tuesday afternoon, according to Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Police, firefighters and emergency personnel responded around 1:40 p.m. after gunshots were reported at 11 Second St. in Lebanon, located just over the border from Rochester, N.H.

A man who was shot during the incident was transported to Skydive New England, where he was airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

As the investigation began at the home, a Ford Explorer, which is believed to be owned by the injured man, was found at Big Lots on Milton Road in Rochester, N.H. Area police and K-9 units responded to the shopping center to look for the driver, who may be connected to the shooting.

Even though police have not identified the suspect, McCausland said officials continue to look for the man. He said investigators plan to speak to the injured man as part of the ongoing investigation.

“We’re certainly going to look into the SUV,” McCausland said, adding investigators are processing evidence from the home and looking for anything in the vehicle which could help identify the shooter.

“We’re still trying to piece together what happened in the home,” McCausland said.

Anyone with information about the matter is encouraged to contact Maine State Police at (207) 657-3030 or Rochester Police at 330-7127.

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