Arrest made following School Street shooting

by Abigail Mihaly | 11/3/18 4:44pm

Updated 11/5/18 at 7:43 p.m.

An arrest has been made following Friday night’s shooting. Gage Young, 22, of Lebanon, New Hampshire was arrested for second degree assault at 2:47 p.m. Saturday afternoon, according to a media release issued by Hanover police chief Charlie Dennis. Young pleaded not guilty on Monday afternoon.

Young was held without bail until his arraignment in Superior Court in North Haverhill, New Hampshire on Monday, according to Hanover Police Chief Charlie Dennis. He was arrested by Lebanon Police following a collaboration between the Lebanon and Hanover Police which Officers enough probable cause to gain an arrest warrant.

Dennis said that the shooting appeared to have been “random.” He said that the incident was isolated, and that there is “nothing to indicate the victim was targeted.” The release stated that according to the preliminary investigation, Young discharged a handgun toward the victim while traveling through Hanover, causing “serious bodily injury.” The criminal complaint has been sealed at this time.

The victim, a 19-year-old non-Dartmouth student, was shot around 9:45 p.m. on Friday night. The victim was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and remains in stable condition.

Police officers from surrounding towns, as well as the New Hampshire State Police and the Hanover Fire Department, assisted the Hanover Police in the search for the perpetrator.

The College issued a shelter-in-place order for students, faculty and staff, who were notified by phone, text and email around 10:45 p.m. on Friday. The shelter notification was later lifted around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The Lebanon Police Department received multiple calls around 11:15 p.m. on Friday night regarding gunshots in the area of North Main Street and Fountain Way. The Hanover and Lebanon Police cannot confirm a connection between the incidents at this time.

A full story will be published in the near future as more information becomes available.

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