New Hampshire

2 Arrested, 1 Sought After Shooting at Graduation Party in Manchester, NH

The four people injured in Saturday's shooting in Manchester are all expected to survive

Manchester Police

Two people were arrested Monday and a third is being sought after a shooting that injured four people this weekend at a graduation party in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The victims who were injured in the shooting in Manchester reported just before 5 p.m. Saturday included two women and two men, all in their 20s, who are expected to survive, police said. The party was being held in the area of Ahern and O'Malley streets.

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The Manchester Police Department said Monday night that 21-year-old Emmanuel Sayle and 20-year-old Griffin O'Neil, both of Manchester, had been arrested in the shooting.

Sayle is facing four counts of felony reckless conduct and a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. O'Neil is being charged with felony criminal liability as an accomplice to reckless conduct, as well as two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Both men also have parole holds, police said.

Authorities are looking to identify a third person seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt in a surveillance image.

Initial reports said two males in hoods approached the gathering and at least one of them fired a weapon. The two males were seen fleeing the area. Police said the shooting did not appear to be random.

Manchester police issued a statement Monday asking anyone who might have seen something to come forward. They also asked that residents in the Elmwood Gardens neighborhood, including areas of West Baker, South Elm, O'Malley, Ahern, Trahan and West Mitchell streets, check their doorbell cameras or other surveillance cameras for any footage that could prove helpful to their investigation.

Those with information are asked to call police at 603-668-8711, and anonymous tips can be called in to the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040.

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig issued a statement Saturday in the wake of the shooting.

“Families and friends should be able to gather in peace — gun violence is unacceptable in our community. Thankfully there were no fatalities, and my heart goes out to the victims and the families of those who were injured," she said.

Democratic State Rep. Alissandra Murray, whose district includes part of Manchester, issued a statement on Twitter.

"I never expected NH's first mass shooting to happen so close to home," she said. "While I'm glad all the victims are expected to survive their injuries, these families and the rest of our ward 9 community will feel the ramifications of this horrifying incident. We deserve better than this."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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