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Man charged in Brookline, N.H., shooting as authorities continue to investigate fatal shooting in Lyndeborough, N.H.

A Manchester, N.H., man was arrested Wednesday as authorities investigated a pair of shootings, one fatal, in Lyndeborough, N.H., and Brookline, N.H., officials said.

Robert Gagnon, 45, was charged with one count of attempted murder for allegedly shooting 44-year-old Carlos Quintong in Brookline on Wednesday morning, state Attorney General John M. Formella’s office said in a statement Wednesday night.

Quintong was found suffering gunshot wounds when police responded to the area of Route 13 and Townsend Hill Road about 6:30 a.m., prosecutors said. He was taken to a hospital where he is being treated for those injuries, Formella’s office said.

The second shooting was reported at 9:21 a.m. at 774 Center Road in Lyndeborough, where police found 83-year-old Robert Prest dead inside the home, officials said. His death remains under investigation, and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning, prosecutors said.


Officials announced Gagnon’s arrest Wednesday night after authorities had said a person was “located” in connection with the two shootings earlier in the afternoon.

Gagnon is expected to be arraigned in the Brookline case in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester at a later date, prosecutors said.

Brookline police referred questions to Formella’s office, and Lyndeborough Police Chief Rainsford Deware didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment.

Lyndeborough is about 20 miles northwest of Nashua. Brookline’s located approximately 12 miles west of Nashua.

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