Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella and Nashua Police Chief Kevin Rourke announce that an arrest has been made in connection with the two suspicious deaths that occurred in a Maple Street parking lot in downtown Nashua, New Hampshire and that the scene has been cleared.
Victor Rivera, 47, of Nashua was arrested Saturday morning for knowingly causing the deaths of the two victims by shooting them, and alternatively, for recklessly causing the deaths of the two victims under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life. An arraignment is anticipated to be scheduled for some time on Monday, October 2, 2023, at Hillsborough County Superior Court – Southern District, in Nashua.
Around 10:30 p.m. on September 29, 2023, Nashua police officers responded to calls reporting gunshots in the area of the Maple Street lot. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult female and an adult male deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Autopsies have been scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Concord.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available. The identities of the victims are not expected to be released until after family members have been notified, and the completion of the autopsies.
The charges and allegations against Mr. Rivera are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.