Jan 29, 2016 3:03 PM
MANCHESTER - Police had their hands full Thursday night in the Queen City.
While conducting Operation Granite Hammer, they investigated not one but two unrelated shootings happening just minutes and miles from one another.
The first shooting happening at the Towne Place Suits, police say an altercation began with three people inside one of the rooms. They responded to an injured 42-year old Boston, Massachusetts man. He told police he was visiting a female friend at the hotel when an argument broke out between himself and the shooter.
“Shots were fired, the man was shot in the neck and taken to a local hospital. Detectives worked through the night and already have an arrest warrant for the person they believe did the shooting,” said LT. Brian O’Keefe of the Manchester Police Department.
Police have identified two people as involved parties in the first shooting, Marcus Cherry, 37 of Manchester, New Hampshire and Ariel Dupuis, 25 of Manchester, New Hampshire. Police will not say how or why the trio ended up at the hotel but did warn that Cherry should be considered armed and dangerous.
Cherry was found in Londonderry later on Friday.
Then another shooting about an hour later.
“I think I hear about it too much. It’s pretty normal, I hear about it every day,” said Bambi Spooner who lives near the second shooting.
Police said four men let themselves into an apartment at 545 Pine Street when they found the door unlocked.
“I don’t always lock my door either. They probably weren’t expecting anyone to come in there,” said Spooner.
Police said the victim said four African-American men came into her apartment looking to steal her things when they shot her in the arm and took off.
People who live in the neighborhood are shocked.
“I see people come and go all the time,” said John Hamilton, who lives nearby but said he never saw anything that would make him worrisome like a shooting and attempted burglary.
“I mean I don’t know if its routine, or if they planned it, or if it was a random break in or if they knew the person,” said Spooner as she said she’s going to lock her doors knowing the men have yet to be caught or identified by police.
Manchester police say they are still investigating both non-related incidences. If you know the location of one or both, please contact the Manchester Police Detective Division at 603-668-8711.
You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling the Manchester Police Crimeline at 603-624-4040. You may be eligible for a cash reward if your tip leads to the apprehension of the wanted subjects.
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