October 24, 2008
Teen wounded in Goffstown shooting
STEPHEN BEALE and PAT GROSSMITH
GOFFSTOWN - A Manchester teen was shot outside of a College Road home where his girlfriend was visiting her ex-boyfriend early yesterday morning.
Sean Scadding, 19, of Manchester was shot in the leg. He was treated at Catholic Medical Center for a gunshot wound and released, according to Goffstown police.
Lt. Bob Marcoux yesterday said police had made no arrests and the investigation is continuing. Marcoux would not comment on whether authorities had any suspects.
Police were alerted to the shooting at around 2 a.m.
"I heard gunshots and heard a car peel out," said Andrew Coletti, 26, of 12 Emerald Circle.
He said he had been in the second-floor apartment at 15 College Road watching the Patriots' game with his friend, Nick Janas, who lives there, and another friend.
College Road is near Mast Road in Goffstown, in the Pinardville section.
Coletti said a woman named Courtney, a former girlfriend of Janas', dropped by and the two went outside to talk.
After breaking up, the two had remained friends, something that was not OK with her new boyfriend, according to Coletti.
"Apparently one thing led to another and someone pulled out a gun," he said.
Police were called at 1:49 a.m. yesterday about shots being fired on College Road.
Coletti heard three shots, however Chief Pat Sullivan said between five and seven shots were fired.
Coletti said police had been looking for a handgun.
Yellow evidence markers numbering up to 14 were in the side yard yesterday morning where two officers were seen collecting shards of glass that looked like pieces from a shattered automobile window.
Investigators did not find any damage to buildings in the area from the gunshots, Sullivan said.
Doris Blanchette, who lives across the street, said she knew nothing of the shooting until police came at 3 a.m. and woke her up.
"It's usually quiet," Blanchette said of the neighborhood where she has lived for more than 20 years. "I don't know what the hell happened."
Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call them at 497-4858.
Nick Janas and his younger brother Logan previously were the victims of a well-publicized violent crime in Goffstown.
Both were stabbed in a riot near Mountain Base Road in August 2006. Nick, who at the time was 21, and Logan, then 18, each were charged with rioting. At the time, court records show that the two lived at 602 Black Brook Road.
In the altercation, Logan was stabbed several times and also was run over by a car. A third person suffered cuts and bruises and his car was damaged. The fight was between two groups, one from Goffstown, the other from Manchester, according to news reports at the time.
In addition to the Janas brothers, a Hillsborough County grand jury in September 2006 indicted nine other young adults from Goffstown, Manchester, and Dunbarton, on two felony counts of rioting. One of them also was charged with second-degree assault in the stabbing of Logan Janas. Two to three juveniles were also involved in the incident, but authorities have not said whether they also were charged. A Hillsborough County attorney handling the case could not be reached for comment yesterday.