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Published: Sunday, 8/11/2013 - Updated: 2 years ago

2 people dead after shooting at YWCA offices in NH used for visitation, custody exchanges


MANCHESTER, N.H. — Police responding to reports of shots fired inside YWCA offices discovered two bodies today but said the public is not in any danger.

Officers with guns drawn surrounded the YWCA building in Manchester, and a tactical team was called to assist after a caller reported at 10 a.m. that shots had been fired.

WMUR-TV reports that a man shot and killed a child before taking his own life. Lt. Maureen Tessier, a Manchester police spokeswoman, declined to confirm that to The Associated Press.

On Sundays, the YWCA is open for supervised child visitation and custody exchanges. Police confirmed there were others inside the building when the shots were fired. The bodies were found in an office area.

The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office and the Manchester Police Department are investigating.

Manchester is the largest city in northern New England with nearly 110,000 residents.

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