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Police: Teen wounded in Manchester shooting, likely at Spruce, Lincoln streets

New Hampshire Union Leader

June 20. 2014 6:14PM
The scene of a shooting in Manchester, in the area of Spruce and Lincoln streets. (Pat Grossmith/Union Leader)

MANCHESTER — Police are investigating another shooting in the city, this time one that injured a 17-year-old boy who showed up in the Elliot Hospital emergency room early Friday morning suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower leg.

Lt. Maureen Tessier said the teen, whose injury is not life-threatening, is not cooperating with investigators.

She said police were called at 1:30 a.m. by hospital personnel after the teen arrived at the emergency room seeking medical treatment.

However, police believe he was wounded hours earlier in a shooting Thursday around 11 p.m. at Spruce and Lincoln streets.

Friday morning, a strip of yellow police tape blew in a breeze off a chain-link fence surrounding an apartment building at 294 Spruce St., across the street from Mr. Market.

A woman, who declined to give her name but who lives in the neighborhood, said she heard two gunshots Thursday night. There was no blood and no ambulance came, she said.

"We need stricter laws on guns. There's too much "Live Free or Die," said the woman while holding her baby son.

Another man, a father of three who has lived in the neighborhood for 13 years, said he heard two gunshots and saw a man brazenly standing outside Mr. Market with a gun. He, too, said there was no blood and no ambulance.

He also declined to give his name, but said he never had any problem in the time he's lived in the neighborhood.

"I grew up in Lowell, Mass.," he said. "So this is a paradise compared to where I grew up."

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