Police: 'Everybody's safe' inside Manchester school after area shooting, lockdown
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MANCHESTER — Police said students are not in danger at a city high school as they continue to locate a suspect in an early morning shooting.
"Sometime around 7:10 a.m. we believe a victim was shot somewhere in the area of Union Street and Amherst Street," Lt. Brian O'Keefe said. "We did have a quick, temporary lock down at Central High School due to a close proximity."
Police found a wounded man in the 200 block of Central Street around 8:20 a.m., and he was transported to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries is not known.
The city SWAT team arrived at an Amherst Street address but did not find the suspected shooter.
O'Keefe said police are "actively pursuing the suspect an we are in constant communication."
"This does not appear to be a random act of violence, nor does it have any adverse affect on Central High School or the students that go to our school," he said. "Everybody's safe inside the school."