Oct 29, 2015 11:07 AM

Neighbors blame drugs, prostitution for increased violence following shooting at Manchester park


MANCHESTER - Police are looking for a suspect in the shooting at Enright Park, meanwhile neighbors say they're worried about their safety and the safety of the children who live in the area.

Police are looking for David “Chase” Rondon wanted in connection to the shooting at Enright Park, and now charged with attempted murder.

“He did this, and what’s to say he won’t come back around,” said one concerned parent who didn’t want to be identified.

One woman showed NH1 News the bullet holes on her front steps, her outdoor couch and in her car, all allegedly left by the gunman.

“I mean the height of where they were pulling some of the bullets out of is concerning with the amount of little kids around here,” said Curtis Sampson of Manchester.

Police identified the victim in Monday’s shooting as 24-year-old Omari Abrahams of Manchester who has been released from the hospital.

Efforts to reach Abrahams were unsuccessful after a woman at his apartment declined to let NH1 enter the building, saying "he is not available."

Residents of the neighborhood say they blame the drug and prostitution activity in the park for the recent violence.

“When you have drugs you’re going to have violence and yeah we pick up needles right off the sidewalk,” said Sampson.

A survey of the park uncovered no needles but did identify several suspicious baggies and glass bottles, raising the concerns of one police officer on patrol who said he didn’t like the look of them.

“You know we should have to feel scared. I shouldn’t have to tell my 4 year old what a needle is,” said a concerned mom.

Since the shooting, one new piece of evidence has surfaced. Just moments before the shooting, a man appeared on one shop owner’s surveillance video. Police are trying to identify the man, who could possibly be the gunman or the injured victim.

Police advice members of the public not to approach Rondon on the street. Manchester police believe he could be armed and dangerous. Anyone with tips can call the Manchester Crimeline at 624- 4040.


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