3 Hurt in Henniker Shooting; New England College on Lockdown

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Law enforcent personnel investigate shooting in downtown Henniker early Sunday morning.

HENNIKER – Three people were injured in a shooting in downtown Henniker early Sunday and New England College – where two of the victims are students – remained in lockdown status, officials said at a mid-morning news conference.

The names of the victims have not been released and authorities didn’t say if anyone has been arrested or charged.

On Sunday at about 3 a.m., the Henniker Police Department received a report of a person who had been shot at 4 Bridge St. Ultimately three victims were identified and all of the victims have been medically treated and released, officials said.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Sgt. Stephen Sloper of the NH State Police Major Crimes Unit at 603-271-3636 or the Henniker Police Department at 603-428-3212.

Clothing is pictured at the scene of a shooting in downtown Henniker early Sunday.

Merrimack County Attorney Robin Davis Merrimack spoke at the news conference and said two of the victims were female and one male. They all suffered non-life-threatening injuries, she said.

Wayne Lesperance, New England College vice president, said if families of students wanted to go to the campus they should go to the Henniker Community Center at 23 Crescent St., but said there is no need at this time.

If families have concerns, they can call New England College at 603-428-2223.

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