MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) — Two people have been arrested after an officer heard a gunshot while investigating a drive-by shooting in Manchester, New Hampshire, police said.
Police say that around 1:45 a.m. they received a call about a shooting that referenced Jewel Nightclub in town. Shortly after that, four gunshot victims were taken to Eliot Hospital.READ MORE: Service Resumes On Green Line Hours After Trains Crash In Boston
As police investigated the incident around the nightclub, Officer Alexandros Hondros heard a gunshot and saw a Blue Audi speed away. The officer pursued the car and pulled it over.
In the middle of the stop, the car drove away. Police continued to follow the car onto a dead-end street where it crashed and then backed up into a parked truck and hit Officer Hondros’ cruiser.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Bicyclist Hit And Killed By Pickup Truck In Ipswich
Twenty-one-year-old Dy’vee Spencer and 21-year-old Jose Jusino, who are both from Springfield, Massachusetts, were taken into custody. Spencer faces multiple charges including reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and disobeying a police officer. Jusino is being charged with resisting arrest.
While this was occurring, other officers learned the initial drive-by shooting happened on Interstate 293 southbound near Exit 2 after the victims left the Jewel Nightclub. All injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.
It’s unclear if the two incidents are connected.MORE NEWS: 'People Were Thrown On The Floor': 25 Injured After Green Line Trains Crash In Boston
Police are now looking for a “white box style vehicle, possibly a Dodge” in connection to the drive-by shooting.