Home » News » Public Safety
Six people struck by BB pellets over 2 days in city
MANCHESTER - Six people were struck by BB pellets fired from a passing car over the past two days in the city. And, in a seventh incident, two children walking on Belmont Street Monday afternoon were shot at by a man in an SUV, although neither child was struck, police said.
At 4:50 p.m. Monday, Kenneth Reed told police he was walking on Main Street, near Manchester West High School, when he was struck by a BB pellet, according to Manchester Police Lt. Mike Hurley.
At 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, Paige Desmarais, 17, of Manchester, was hit in the leg by an apparent BB pellet as she was walking in the area of Notre Dame Avenue and Kelley Street, Hurley said.
She told police the shots were fired from a passing white, four-door sedan, operated by a white man waving an "Airsoft" gun with an orange-tipped barrel.
At 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, a man and woman were hit with pellets shot from a passing car as they walked east across the Bridge Street Bridge. Hurley identified them as Susane Belanger of Manchester, and Michael Holland of Hampstead.
About 30 minutes later at 4:15 p.m., Maureen Hinkle of Manchester was hit in the left torso by a pellet fired from a car on Cedar Street, Hurley said.
She said the shot was fired from a four-door, white sedan occupied by three men, ages 18 to 20.
Police said "336" were some of the numbers on the New Hampshire license plate.
A 55-year-old bicyclist, Peter Delamstro, of Manchester, was hit with a BB pellet Tuesday about 4:30 p.m. as he was pedaling south on South Willow Street. Police said he had a small red welt where he was hit.
A front-seat passenger in the suspect vehicle was described as being a woman about 25 years old with brown hair, streaked with light color. She had freckles on her face and wore blue shorts, police said. The man who fired the BB gun is described as being Hispanic, in his 30s, wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and dark sunglasses, police said.
Anyone with information asked to call police at 668-8711.
READER COMMENTS: 1
- Missing Massachusetts woman returns home - 0
- Nashua man's condition upgraded after Hudson bicycle-car collision - 0
- Missing autistic Maine teen found in Jefferson woods - 0
- Nashua bicyclist hurt in collision with car - 0
- Three injured in Route 16 accident in Ossipee - 0
- State fire marshal urges eventual ban on all fireworks - 23
- Manchester welcomes 14 new police recruits - 7
- Hampton police searching for missing Mass. woman - 0
- Officials mum on investigation of Lyman infant's death - 1
READER COMMENTS: 0
- 132-mph street racers blow by trooper in Nashua, one of two arrested; motorcyclist arrested on I-93 doing 107 mph - 0
- Mazzaglia to be sentenced Aug. 14 for murder of UNH student - 0
- Lost Massachusetts hikers found safe in NH - 0
- GOP criticizes Shaheen flip flop on gas tax - 6
- No one has a clear claim to NHMS supremacy - 0
- Sentence fragment: Coco's cuckoo release - 0
- Charles Arlinghaus: Does Concord have a big spending problem? - 1
- Ban fireworks? Get serious - 11
- Another View - Kevin Smith: Londonderry is showing how to make NH business-friendly - 0
Police say Manchester woman arrested for punching ex-boyfriend during custody exchange in Walmart parking lot
Bikers say under-30 generation isn't interested, and can't afford many of the top motorcycles
Praising freedom: While curtailing it
Ban fireworks? Get serious
GOP criticizes Shaheen over gas tax