May 24, 2016 1:14 PM

UPDATE: Manchester police investigating 2 shootings, 1 as children headed to school

MANCHESTER - Police are investigating two shootings in an East Side neighborhood that happened early Tuesday.

READ: At least 5 bullet holes found after reports of shots fired in Manchester

The first incident happened overnight and the second was at about 7 a.m. just as children were on their way to school.

Police are looking for anyone with information about that second incident. Shots were fired into a home in the area of Lake Avenue and Wilson Street just as kids were catching the bus.

“Exactly 7 o’clock, and it sounded like it was two gunshots,” said Dave Skinner who lives across the street from Lake Avenue and Wilson Street.

Neighbors told NH1 News they are thankful no one was injured.

“It’s busy, there is a lot of children walking down the street to go to school here every morning," said Nancy Duhaime who lives just up the block from the second shooting. "They meet the bus on the corner right here.”

Manchester police were called to the area of Lake and Wilson after neighbors heard gun shots.

“I saw a whole bunch of kids, and I don’t know they got down, tried to see who it was, all the kids were scared,” said Taniesha Ramirez, who lives in the neighborhood.

However, school wasn’t called off as police began their investigation.

Three bullet holes were found in an apartment building, and two holes were found in a black Honda parked across the street.

“I’m so concerned because something is going on you know?” said Muoseafa Omar who owns the car.

When speaking with NH1 News, Omar recalled similar bullet holes appearing in cars on the west side just two weeks ago - and no arrests have been made in that case.

These shootings comes less than two weeks after two officers were shot on the West Side. A man also still on the loose after stealing a gun from a Manchester taxidermy store last week.

“Random shooting? Death? The drugs that are going around here?” said Duhaime listing her growing concerns with the city. “It’s just every day. Even myself walking by, I could, well anybody could, be shot randomly like that.”

The bullets into cars on the West Side, the stolen rifle from the taxidermy shop and now Tuesday’s shootings are all active investigations where no arrests have been made.

Any information should be directed to Manchester’s Crimeline at 603-624-4040.


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