Officers from the Manchester Police Department responded late
Saturday to reports of multiple shots fired at an apartment
complex and confronted the suspect outside in the parking lot.
"He was armed with a handgun and carrying a 13-month-old child,"
according to a statement from Captain Christopher Davis.
After a short confrontation with police, the man set the child
on the ground and shot himself.
One officer also fired, but the bullet did not appear to have
hit the suspect, police said. The toddler was unharmed.
Police found three adult women shot to death inside an
apartment. Their identities had not been determined, the
The suspect's identity was withheld and it was unclear whether
he was related to the child, police said.
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere;
editing by Daniel Trotta and
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