Shooting reported near New Hampshire supermarket

‘Suspect is now in custody. There is no longer a public threat,’ says the Hampton Police Department

Nathan Place
New York
Monday 01 November 2021 16:32
<p>Police say they’ve arrested a suspect after a double shooting was reported in Seabrook, New Hampshire </p>

Police say they’ve arrested a suspect after a double shooting was reported in Seabrook, New Hampshire

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One person is dead and another injured after a shooting near a supermarket in Seabrook, New Hampshire, reports say.

According to Patch, two people were shot, one of them fatally, before police arrested a suspect.

“Suspect is now in custody,” the Hampton Police Department tweeted on Monday. “There is no longer a public threat. Please continue to avoid the area as we work to make the scene secure.”

Earlier that morning, the department had said a shooting investigation was underway on Lafayette Road, “in the area of the south Market Basket.” A shelter-in-place order was then issued for Southgate Plaza, where the store is located.

Meanwhile, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office said that “authorities are responding to Seabrook, New Hampshire for a suspicious death investigation,” but did not explicitly say this was related to the shooting.

According to the Newburyport Daily News, a Seabrook resident on Boynton Street heard shots ring out at about 9am. He then looked out his window, he said, and saw a tall man holding a gun as he ran off.

At about 9.15am, Patch reported, police received calls about a fight at a home near Lafayette Road, followed by gunshots. One of the two people shot was reportedly taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

According to Patch, a police dispatcher described the suspect as a light-skinned, tall Black man with short hair.

That description matches a person seen in police custody in Seabrook, as photographed by the breaking news account @ActionPage. In the photos, the man appears to be sitting on a bench in handcuffs as police talk to him.

Police found the suspect at about 10.30am, Patch reported, behind a liquor store just three blocks away from the scene of the shooting.

The names of the suspect and victims have not yet been released.

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