MANCHESTER — Police are asking the public’s help to locate two men who fled after a 31-year-old man was shot on Dubuque Street Wednesday.
The man was shot in the lower body about 11 a.m. and was brought to an area hospital for treatment. No other information as to the victim’s condition was released.
The shooting was not random, police said.
As a precaution, West High School was temporarily locked down after the shooting.
Other nearby schools, Parkside Middle, Gossler Park Elementary and Northwest Elementary, along with the district office were for a time put into what officials called “secure campus mode.”
Police closed the section of Dubuque Street between the intersections of Kelley and Armory streets.
“The Manchester School District was in rapid and direct communication with the Manchester Police Department as they responded to the incident,” school officials said in a statement.
There was no evidence of any threats made against students or public schools, school officials said.
The first man is described as a Hispanic male, 5’11”, and armed with a black handgun, police said. He wore a black windbreaker-style jacket.
The second man is a white man, about 6’1”, with dirty blond hair.
The men fled immediately after the shooting and got into an unidentified vehicle last seen headed north, according to police.
Anyone with information can call Manchester police at 792-5500.
Anonymous tips can be made via the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040 using case No. 19-3459.