NH man charged with attempted murder after police say he shot teen in face
MANCHESTER — Police have arrested a man in connection with an August shooting of a 17-year-old in a Queen City park.
Wade Gop, 22, of Manchester, has been charged with attempted murder.
After an investigation, police issued a warrant for his arrest on Tuesday and the Special Enforcement Division and the Gang Prevention Unit started a citywide search for Gop, finding him Tuesday evening.
The 17-year-old told police around 12:09 a.m. Aug. 27 that he had been in Adventure Park in Manchester sitting on a bench, when he was approached by another male, who without provocation shot him in the face.
Police say the juvenile was able to find a ride to the Catholic Medical Center ER for treatment.
Officers conducted a canvas and follow up of the area, locating a spent shelling casing around 207 Pine St.
According to police, officers continued to follow up on the incident, locating a motor vehicle, which had blood and ballistic evidence in it on Main Street. It was seized as part of the investigation and further processing by members of the Investigative Division.
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711 or the Crimeline at 624-4040.