2 dead including child in New Hampshire YWCA shooting

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A man and a child were found dead at the YWCA in Manchester, New Hampshire, police said according to local news outlet WMUR.com. It comes after fire officials responded to an alleged shooting on Concord Street.

Security and emergency services responded around 10:30am local time to a report of shots fired inside the YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association), located at 72 Concord Street.  

The victims were found dead on the second floor of the building, WCVB reported.

Police said they are searching the building for a suspect, according to FOX 25, adding that there is no threat to the surrounding community. Several downtown streets were blocked off and nearby Victory Park was evacuated.

Later police said the man killed the child before shooting himself.

It is unknown whether anyone was injured, fire officials said.

The scene is expected to return to normal sometime this afternoon, Police Chief David Mara told News 9. “I can tell you that there is no public safety threat at this time,” said Mara.

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and the Manchester Police Department are investigating.

On Sundays, the YWCA is open for supervised child visitation and custody exchanges.


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