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Police gather evidence after an early morning shooting Sunday in Manchester that left one person dead. 

Shooting death near Manchester police substation under investigation


MANCHESTER – Investigators say a visitor to a Lake Avenue apartment located next door to a police substation was shot to death by one of three residents of the unit early Sunday morning.

The body of a man was found in the apartment at 430 Lake Avenue after Manchester police officers responded to a 911 call from the apartment about 3 a.m.

Police said the deceased was not a resident of the apartment and said they believe one of three residents of the apartment fired the fatal shot.

The shooting scene is next to the Odd Fellows Hall on Lake Avenue. Three months ago, Manchester Community Resources Center and the police substation moved into the first floor of the building, which has undergone a $3.4 million renovation.

One of the residents of the apartment suffered minor injury, while two others were not injured, according to a statement released by Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin, chief of the homicide unit.

The apartment building and Odd Fellows Hall are located near the corner of Lake Avenue and Hall Street. Neighbors say the driveway for the apartment building is often used by residents of Litchfield Lane as a cut-through to a Lake Avenue variety store.

One resident of a nearby building said he slept through the shooting, but said his mother reported hearing a loud commotion from the area in the early morning hours.

Police are seeking help from the public in their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Manchester police detectives at 668-8711 or call Manchester Crimeline at (603) 624-4040

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