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Man reportedly shoots child, kills self at New Hampshire YWCA

August 11, 2013|By Matt Pearce

A man and a child were found dead in a possible murder-suicide Sunday at a New Hampshire YWCA, according to police and local news reports.

Further details were scant as the state attorney general's office began an investigation.

The discovery came after police received a report of gunshots at the YWCA building in Manchester, New Hampshire's largest city, at 10:11 a.m., Police Chief David Mara told WMUR-TV.

Police surrounded the building, which Mara said had other people inside, before a SWAT team entered and found the bodies.

"There is no threat to the public at this time," Mara told WMUR-TV, declining to answer further questions about the deaths. At one point, he corrected himself to refer to the pair as "people" instead of "victims."

Messages left at the Manchester YWCA were not immediately returned.

Officials with the New Hampshire Attorney General's office, which Mara said was leading the investigation, could not be immediately reached for comment.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin told the New Hampshire Union Leader that his office would make a statement in the early evening.


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