Jun 12, 2016 10:57 AM

Police remain mum about possible shooting in Jaffrey on Saturday night


JAFFREY - Several homeowners on Proctor Road were evacuated after an incident Saturday night that was reported as a possible shooting, but law enforcement remained tightlipped about what happened.

Dozens of police, firefighters and first responders, including members of a SWAT team, were seen on Proctor Road, and several neighbors say they were told to keep away from their homes for at least three hours on Saturday evening, according to the Keene Sentinel.

One woman who lives near the intersection of Proctor and Harkness roads told the Sentinal that police officers had told her to stay inside because there was a shooter on the loose.

Proctor Road was closed to traffic from Harkness Road to Bryant Road.

According to scanner reports, a person was seen stumbling around a car bleeding. Later on, scanner reports said a 40-year-old man at the scene had a gunshot wound.

At one point, a medical helicopter was requested, but was unable to fly because of the weather.

As firefighters and ambulance personnel responded, they were told by dispatchers to use caution. Around the same time, Cheshire County Dispatch could be heard over the scanner sending several police agencies to the scene.

Jaffrey police did not respond to requests for information on Sunday morning. State police at Troop C referred calls to the Attorney General's office but Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin said the AG's office is not involved and referred calls to the county attorney, who could not be immediately reached.

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