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Police Release Details of Oak Street Drive-By Shooting

The motive and the identifies of the suspects remained unclear late Tuesday afternoon.

Manchester Police arrested three unidentified men Tuesday afternoon after a drive-by shooting at a residence on Oak Street. No injuries were reported. 

According to police, at approximately 2:34 p.m. an unknown number of gun shots were fired at a residence at 243 Oak St. The suspect then fled in what witnesses later described as a tan Ford Escort. 

Shortly thereafter, police said that an officer spotted a vehicle matching the description parked in the rear of a residence on Main Street near the intersection with Haynes Street. The residence, 358 Main St., is a multi-family dwelling with a tattoo parlor on the first floor. 

Police set up a perimeter around the building and took three males inside the residence into custody without incident, according to Cpt. Christopher Davis of the Manchester Police Department. Davis said a handgun was also seized from the residence. 

Several schools in the area were briefly locked down as a result, although Davis said he did not know which schools received the lockdown order, which was lifted about half an hour later. 

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Davis said the motive for the shooting is still being investigated, and that the identities of the suspects and their charges are expected to be released Tuesday evening. 

Danno September 26, 2012 at 05:46 PM
So, with the knowledge, are you assisting the Police as you should?
Betty S. September 27, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of reasons that we have stayed here for the last 5 years and the police did a great job by catching the suspects quickly and the school did a great job of protecting the kids by not letting them leave the school. Crime happens evrywhere, but you can't deny that there have been more violent incidents in town in the last couple years than before. Hopefully with the quick action of law enforcement and the involvement of the whole community, we can help keep Manchester a decent place to live and/or visit.
Monica Lopez September 30, 2012 at 03:27 AM
It has everything to do with that & more.
Monica Lopez September 30, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Oh yea , because if you were being shot at you would like the police to wait , eat a few donuts & then show up -___- shut up .
Monica Lopez September 30, 2012 at 03:29 AM
There WAS a fight at the game , there WAS a knife taken out AT the game , and then was lead to the house , so you CHILD should be a little more involved !

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