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Police: Manchester car shooting involved BB gun

March 07. 2018 12:03AM
Manchester police blocked off a portion of Somerville Street on Tuesday as they investigated a BB gun incident. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

MANCHESTER — Police shut down part of a Manchester neighborhood Tuesday afternoon after a man reported that the rear window of the car he was driving was shot out.

Police closed a two-block stretch of Somerville Street between Maple and Wilson streets and restricted foot and vehicle traffic for about an hour. The road was reopened shortly after 2 p.m.

Lt. Brian O’Keefe, an MPD spokesman, said the incident involved a minor with a BB gun. He said detectives in the juvenile squad will investigate the matter.

A mechanic was driving the vehicle up Somerville Street. He said he heard a loud shot, and that the rear window shattered. He said two other shots rang out, and that he saw a rifle sticking out the window of a building.

A man named Tommy Mohamad said it was his father-in-law’s car that was shot.

“This neighborhood, it wouldn’t be the first time,” Mohamad said.

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