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NH authorities investigating shooting death in Manchester, ‘suspicious’ deaths in Concord

New Hampshire authorities are currently investigating the deaths of three people in what appear to be separate incidents in two major cities on Friday.

In statements released early Friday, Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald’s office said police and prosecutors were in Manchester, where a man was fatally shot near Union Street. The statement did not detail when the homicide took place.

“Based on the investigation thus far, this does not appear to be a random act and there is no evidence to suggest that there is any threat to the general public,’’ according to MacDonald’s office.

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About one minute later, MacDonald’s office sent out a second statement, reporting that police and prosecutors were actively investigating the “suspicious” deaths of a man and a woman in Concord, the Granite State’s capital city.

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“Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood announce that officials are responding to the suspicious deaths of an adult male and an adult female in Concord, New Hampshire,’’ officials said in a statement.

The officials also said it “appears to be a contained incident and all individuals involved have been identified. Further, there does not appear to be any threat to the public.”

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.