West Side Drive-By Shootings

Manchester Detective Ramond Lamy takes pictures in an alley behind 510 Hevey St. in Manchester on Monday. Evidence cones mark several spent shell casings.

Three incidents involving gunshots — including two in which people were wounded — took place Sunday evening at different locations in Manchester.

At 6:45 p.m. Sunday, police received a report of a shooting in the area of Amherst and Lincoln streets. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his face and neck. The shooting occurred after a man tried to steal the victim’s car, police said.

The robber fled in the stolen vehicle. The victim was taken to a local hospital where the injuries to his face and neck were determined to be non-life-threatening, police said in a news release.

At 11:35 p.m., police received a report of shots fired into a building on Quirin Street. All occupants were checked and it was confirmed no one was struck.

Just before midnight, a separate report came in for shots fired on Hevey Street, followed by a car leaving the area. Officers found several shell casings, along with damage to the building consistent with gunfire.

Soon after, police learned that a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound was taken to a local hospital in connection with the incident.

Officers cleared the rest of the building and confirmed no one else was injured.

Gun incidents in Manchester

Sunday night’s violence comes two days after four people were shot when someone opened fire on a van on Interstate 293 early Friday morning.

Police said the drive-by shooting happened around 1:45 a.m. Friday near the Exit 2 off-ramp of I-293. The occupants of the van had left a performance at Jewel Nightclub in Manchester a short time earlier.

A vehicle arrived at Elliot Hospital and dropped off four individuals who had suffered gunshot wounds, police said.

Two men were arrested that night after allegedly shooting a gun and driving off in a blue Audi and later crashing on a dead-end street. The Audi was driven into a parked pickup truck and a police cruiser, police said.


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