Victim still in hospital after Boscawen shooting; no official word on arrests

  • Police tape adorns the front yard 1 Corn Hill Road in Boscawen after a shooting on Sunday. Police chief Kevin Wyman said the investigation is ongoing and the victim has not been identified. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

  • Boscawen police chief Kevin Wyman talks on the phone at 1 Corn Hill Road in Boscawen on Monday afternoon. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

Monitor staff
Monday, January 22, 2018

Boscawen police say one man is in the hospital and multiple people are in custody after they put the area around 1 Corn Hill Road on lockdown for several hours Sunday afternoon and into Sunday evening. 

A number of police agencies responded to the scene after reports of a shooting, where one man was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound.

Police are investigating what Boscawen police Chief Kevin Wyman called an “isolated incident.” The names of those involved are being withheld at this time.

“It’s still ongoing. We’re still collecting evidence,” he said Monday afternoon. “The victim in this case is still in the hospital, so we haven’t had the chance to really question him yet as to what happened.”

Witnesses said they saw at least two people taken into police custody Sunday, but authorities did not reveal the names of anyone arrested.

“We had state police major crimes here, going through the house and collecting evidence, as well as interviewing people,” Wyman said. “We’re getting a lot of conflicting stories.”

The significant police presence startled Kaisi Adams, who was headed to to work in Concord at around 3:30 p.m. When she turned onto Corn Hill Road, a New Hampshire State police trooper’s vehicle blocking the road. 

“I didn’t know what was going on,” Kaisi said. “I just waited because I thought he might move.”

Kaisi said she could see two people on the ground in handcuffs at the scene, and a trooper holding a gun.

“That kind of thing never happens around here, especially so close,” she said. She eventually was able to get to work by taking a detour.

Luanne Adams, Kaisi’s mother, said she called Boscawen police for more information and was advised to stay inside and keep her doors locked. She said police were in the area until about 10:30 p.m.

Boscawen police posted through social media to expect “a significant police presence at 1 Corn Hill Road,” around 3:52 p.m.

A representative from the state’s court system said there was no information about whether a court date has resulted from the incident. 

(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report. Caitlin Andrews can be reached at 369-3309, candrews@cmonitor.com or on Twitter at @ActualCAndrews.)