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Suspect arrested for shooting and injuring one man, another man dead in possibly related incident in NH

The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

A Manchester, New Hampshire, man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and injuring a man in Brookline, New Hampshire, early Wednesday morning.

Another man died in a home in Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, later Wednesday morning in an incident police originally said was a related shooting.

It is no longer clear whether the man found dead in Lyndeborough was shot, and whether the two incidents are related, as indicated in a press release from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office Wednesday afternoon.

When asked to clarify, the Attorney General’s Office told Boston.com late Wednesday evening that police are still reviewing the evidence on these two matters.

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The AG’s Office said in a news release Wednesday night that police responded to the area of Route 13 and Townsend Hill Road in Brookline for a report of a shooting around 6:30 a.m.

At the scene, police found 44-year-old Carlos Quintong responsive but suffering from gunshot wounds. Quintong was taken to a hospital where he is receiving medical treatment, the AG’s Office said.

Initial reports incorrectly indicated that Quintong was dead.

Robert Gagnon, 45, has been arrested and charged with one count of attempted murder for allegedly shooting Quintong, the AG’s Office said.

At approximately 9:21 a.m. on Wednesday, law enforcement responded to 774 Center Road in Lyndeborough. Inside the home, they discovered the body of 83-year-old Robert Prest, of Lyndeborough, the AG’s Office said.

At this time, it is unclear if police will be charging Gagnon for Prest’s death.

The investigation into Prest’s death is ongoing. An autopsy of his body is set for Friday, Nov. 25, and no further information will be released until then, the AG’s Office said.

State and local police searched for a person believed to be involved in both incidents through six different New Hampshire towns Wednesday morning, the AG’s office said previously.

Around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Gagnon was found and taken into custody on Auburn Street in Nashua without incident, the AG’s Office said.

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Gagnon will be arraigned in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua, the AG’s Office said.

WCVB reported earlier Wednesday that during the Brookline incident, the shooter and victim, now presumed to be Gagnon and Quintong, were driving separate cars when one of the drivers tried to drive the other off the road.

One of the drivers, presumably Quintong, was then shot multiple times through the passenger window.

The news station also reported that police said the shooter and victim knew each other and that the shooting was likely related to domestic violence.

Police are still investigating both incidents, but they do not believe there is any current danger to the public.

No further information has been released.

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