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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. 

Yvonne Zemanek September 25, 2012 at 09:30 PM
I am wondering if this has anything to do with the fight Friday night after the football game?
Joel Mrosek September 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM
There is no reason for 6 cruisers to be going 60 mph down Main St. Not even this.
James Bond September 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM
You bet they're connected and if it were you shot at you'd what those guys there fast also,so stand down Joel.
kb September 26, 2012 at 12:15 AM
There was no fight stabbing or shooting at the game all of this took place at the same place 243 oak street. I have no ideal why the school keeps being mentioned. I have a child who attends and is very involved and they hadn't heard of this.
David Moran (Editor) September 26, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, I'd just like to remind everyone that I know there's a lot of rumors going around out there about stuff that's been happening in town the last several weeks. But a lot of these are unsubstantiated so far. From what I've been told by police, at least two of the three suspects arrested today where well into their 20s. Also, there was a stabbing last Friday - with no arrests so far - but it was not at the high school. I can understand that today's incident was troubling and upsetting, but we are still just getting information about it. We will make it available to everyone as it is revealed to us. But I don't think it's doing the community any good to speculate on things in this comment stream at the moment. Also, some of the comments have been in violation of our Terms of Use policy and have been deleted: http://manchester.patch.com/terms This is supposed to be a forum where people can share information and concerns about the Manchester community, but it is not one for wild accusations or speculation. I hope this debate continues and increases, but it needs to do so without rumors and speculation about what might have led to what happened today.
Matt Frost September 26, 2012 at 03:38 AM
You're absolutely right Joel. If you ever have an emergency like this one where someone is shooting at your house, make sure you express to the dispatcher that you don't want the police to drive too fast to come to your aide.
yung September 26, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Wow i moved from hartford to manchester, because i wanted to change my scenery, and environment. I also didnt want my kids growing up , dealing with the same issues i did as a kid coming up. Well time to move again.
Wwww September 26, 2012 at 07:50 AM
Lol I know all the people involved with the shooting and stabbing ;)
Wwww September 26, 2012 at 07:52 AM
Sand kris and junni
Jon Crickmore September 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM
The city of village charm..
kb September 26, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Wwww, you must be so proud
bk September 26, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Please remember all of the wonderful things that happen in this town....lots of opportunities to move...but in reality this community is amazing...and we are grateful to be here...sadly, these types of things happen everywhere now...
Robin September 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM
@Wwww Im sure its funny to you... But i dont understand why?
Betty S. September 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM
I feel the same way Yung, especially after I got a voicemail yesterday that my son's school (Illing) was in a lockdown. We moved here from Bridgeport and the main reason for leaving was so that my son wouldn't grow up surrounded by the violence that I grew up with there...but Manchester is sadly getting worse!
Deb Cassidy September 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM
I've only lived in Manchester for 3 years but in terms of crime, downtown business, availability of activities for all ages, etc. I find it to be a much better place than my previous hometown of Springfield. The prompt response of police personnel will ensure that incidents like this one remain an anomaly in an otherwise decent place to live.
tina bourke September 26, 2012 at 02:17 PM
High fives to the Manchester Police Department!!! I was very pleased with their response and apprehension within one hour. It made me feel safer and I hope they get recognized for it......
Roger J Kalafut September 26, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I have lived here moving from Rocky Hill over 30 yrs ago on the same day people found a body in Elm Ridge Park (Murder) so whats the difference where you live now adays
Gina Bourque September 26, 2012 at 02:57 PM
well said! I totally agree.
Mindy Smith September 26, 2012 at 05:21 PM
kb and bk, I totally agree...we do live in a wonderful town with fabulous programs and many more up-and-coming features. I have grown here and so will my children. No matter what town someone decides to move to, the negative will be there. It's time to focus on the positive and build on it to make this great community even better... @ David...thank you for stepping in.
Danno September 26, 2012 at 05:45 PM
You better move to the middle of no where Maine then.
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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