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DHMC Active Shooter

An active shooter was reported yesterday at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. A man from Warwick, R.I. allegedly shot his mother four times in the stomach area, killing her. She was a patient in the DHMC intensive care unit. The shooter’s step-father was in the room, too, but was not harmed:

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The hospital was evacuated, and the local schools were locked down:

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As of yesterday evening, the man was being held at the Lebanon Police Station, where he was being questioned by the Major Crimes division and representatives from the NH Attorney General’s office. He had been apprehended while trying to flee from the hospital.

The Valley News now has a full report on the incident. The paper notes that, “Travis Frink, 49, will be arraigned Wednesday in Grafton Superior Court for the first-degree murder of Pamela Ferriere, of Groton, N.H.”

Addendum: The Lebanon Food Coop in Centerra responded to a call yesterday saying that the store was not being evacuated; a manager there said that business was taking place as usual with lots of shoppers and no reason to close down. My own business, located immediately behind the Co-op, did not close either.

Addendum: As of Thursday, the Valley News has a detailed report on the incident.

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