MANCHESTER — Police said a domestic argument preceded the death at a North End home on Saturday night, when a man shot his companion multiple times and then killed himself.
Just before that, Barry Lord fired a gun at the unnamed woman, who is 47, and hit her twice, police said. Police said she was hit in the legs and crawled to the roadway, where a passing driver stopped to help her.
She is being treated at a local hospital and is expected to survive. The shooting took place shortly before midnight, according to police.
Police also said the New Hampshire attorney general, whose office investigates homicides, is not involved in the matter. Manchester police continue to investigate.
The address is between North Acres Road and Crestview Road in the North End. Online property records show a modest 1 1/2-story colonial. The owner is listed as Sasha Wenzel. Union Leader archives identify Wenzel as a dance instructor who once owned the Attitudes School of Performing Arts.
The death and injury are part of an eight-day stretch that includes a stabbing death in the center city on July 5 and a shooting injury early Monday morning.
Shooting on Monday
Police said a person suffered non-fatal injuries in a shooting that took place about 3 a.m. Monday in the center city. Police said gunshots were heard around Lincoln and Laurel streets, the location of Enright Park, a small, half-block-sized park and playground.
Police said the latest victim, whom they have not named, was being treated at an unnamed hospital. Police said they do not believe the shooting was a random act and it is under investigation.
In the early morning hours of July 5, Siidi Dhurow, 22, was stabbed to death in the neighborhood around Central High School. Police have provided little information about the incident, only that another man also was stabbed and that a car accident and gunshots had all happened at the same time and location.