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Four people shot in Manchester, N.H., during gathering at a residence, police say

Four young adults were shot Saturday afternoon during a gathering in a residential neighborhood in Manchester, N.H., police said.

The victims, two men and two women in their 20s, were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds but are expected to survive, Manchester Police Lieutenant Matthew Barter said at a news briefing Saturday, according to video from WMUR-TV.

Police responded to the area of Ahern and O’Malley streets at 4:50 p.m. after numerous callers reported a shooting with multiple victims, the Manchester Police Department said in a statement. A college graduation party was taking place at the time of the shooting, according to WMUR.


Police said two male suspects reportedly approached the gathering with hoods pulled over their heads, and at least one opened fire before both fled the area.

The shooting does not appear to be random, police said. Investigators remained on the scene well into Saturday night.

“Detectives are out there working, they’ll be working into the night and into the foreseeable future until we arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice,” Barter said.

Authorities are investigating and asked anyone with information to call the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711 or the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040. Anonymous tips can be submitted at

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