GOFFSTOWN, New Hampshire (CBS) — Authorities are asking the public for help in catching the person who shot and killed 18-year-old Ian Jewell.
Jewell, a Manchester resident, was gunned down outside of a Goffstown hardware store on Sunday afternoon.
Officers responded to a reported shooting in the parking lot at 5 Depot St. about 4:20 p.m., authorities said. When they arrived, they found Jewell with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
No arrests have been made in the death, which investigators are calling suspicious.
An autopsy found the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the chest and the manner of death is homicide.
Goffstown Ace Hardware posted on Facebook that none of their employees or customers were injured.
Other businesses in the area were told to shelter in place as police searched for a suspect.
“We saw blue lights out and then next thing you know they were knocking on the door telling us to get everybody inside, lock the doors, don’t let anybody in don’t let anybody out,” said Brenda Cadieux, who owns a restaurant nearby.
Officials said the public is not in any danger at this time.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call New Hampshire State Police Sgt. Matthew Koehle at (603) 223-8890.