Someone with a powerful shotgun has fired into nine homes in the dead of night in the past two weeks, and terrified residents of the Manchester, N.H., area have taken to sleeping on the floor. The shootings, which began Nov. 27, occurred in different neighborhoods a few miles apart. Police said the weapon, apparently a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with slugs, is particularly alarming. “They have extreme penetrating power and can travel through walls like nothing,” Detective Mark Putney said.
Nation IN BRIEF : NEW HAMPSHIRE : Nine Homes Hit by Shotgun Sniper
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