NASHUA - One teen remains hospitalized with two gunshot wounds and police are looking for three suspects seen running from the scene of the Monday night shooting in the city's Tree Streets neighborhood.
Police were called to the area of Ash and Kinsley streets around 11 p.m. Monday for a report of shots fired, Nashua police Detective Lt. Jeff Bukunt said.
The injured teen was shot twice and a friend had taken him to a hospital when police arrived, police said. Police have not identified the boy and likely will not do so unless he is named in court records after an arrest is made.
The victim was stable Tuesday at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center following surgery, police said.
A few residents of the Kinsley Street neighborhood were unalarmed the afternoon following the violence, though a few theorized it was gang-related.
Nancy Cadieux, working at Mark's Furniture, said shootings and other violence is just a reality in a city the size of Nashua.
"You know, the city's getting bigger, and it's getting tougher," Cadieux said. "I don't have any trouble. Most of the action is Saturdays. You've got your troublemakers anywhere."
Others were more worried.
"It's just scary," Ileana Richiez said. Her younger brother heard the gunshots Monday night. "I wouldn't think something like that would happen, but at the same time, it's a busy area."
The shooting took place on the sidewalk of Ash Street. The day after, road crews had blocked off much of the street for construction. The three suspects, all described as male teens, were seen running from the area, heading east on Buck Street, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Nashua detectives in the Youth Services Division at 594-3500 or to call the anonymous Nashua Crime Line at 589-1665.
This article appears in the July 17 2009 issue of New Hampshire Business Review