SAVANNAH, NY – Tragedy struck on the first day of New York’s regular deer and bear hunting seasons when a man was shot and killed during a hunting trip in the western part of the state, as per local law enforcement.
The distressing incident was reported to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office around 7 a.m. on Saturday in Savannah, some 50 miles east of Rochester. Deputies arrived on the scene to find the man had suffered fatal injuries during his hunting outing.
Details regarding the circumstances of the shooting and the identity of the man remain undisclosed by the sheriff’s office as of late Saturday afternoon.
The shooting took place near Route 89, a rural locale that is home to a firearms training center, an Audubon center, and a hiking area. Further details surrounding the incident are yet to be released.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Environmental Conservation police are jointly investigating the incident.
This tragic event unfolded mere days after state officials had encouraged hunters to prioritize safety and enhance visibility by wearing bright colors like orange or pink in the lead-up to the big game season.
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In a tragic and shocking incident that has rocked the community of Concord, New Hampshire, officials have identified the prime suspect in the fatal shooting of a hospital security guard. The incident, which occurred at the New Hampshire Hospital, a state-run psychiatric facility, has left the city in a state of disbelief and mourning.
On a fateful Friday afternoon, the tranquility of the New Hampshire Hospital was shattered when 33-year-old John Madore entered the facility and fatally shot Bradley Haas, a dedicated security officer working at the front lobby entrance. The sudden and violent act ended moments later when Madore was killed by a state police trooper, bringing a swift but tragic conclusion to the episode.
The New Hampshire Attorney General, John Formella, revealed the identity of the assailant and the victim, plunging the community into a search for answers. Why did Madore, armed with a 9mm pistol and additional ammunition, target Haas, an unarmed security officer? What drove him to this extreme act of violence? These are questions that now haunt the investigators and the community alike.
The aftermath of the shooting revealed more disturbing details. Police discovered a rifle, a tactical vest, and several ammunition magazines in a U-Haul truck parked in the hospital’s lot, raising questions about Madore’s intentions and whether he planned a more extensive attack.
Madore, whose last known residence was a hotel in the Seacoast region, had a history of legal troubles. In 2016, he faced assault charges, which were later dismissed. This background adds complexity to the investigation as authorities delve into his past to understand the motives behind his actions.
The shooting, which took place around 3:30 p.m., was confined to the hospital’s front lobby. Despite immediate CPR efforts, Haas tragically succumbed to his injuries at Concord Hospital. At the time of the incident, the hospital was nearly at total capacity, with 152 of its 185 beds occupied, underscoring the potential for even greater tragedy.
Bradley Haas, a Franklin resident approximately 20 miles from Concord, was not just a security officer. He had a distinguished 28-year career in law enforcement, culminating in his role as police chief. His death is not only a loss to his family but also to the community he served with dedication and honor.
New Hampshire House Democratic Leader Matt Wilhelm expressed deep sorrow over the loss of Haas, extending condolences to his colleagues, staff, and volunteers at the hospital. The tragedy has indeed cast a shadow over the state, particularly impacting those involved in mental health care.
As the investigation continues, the focus remains on uncovering the entire story behind this senseless act of violence. The community, while reeling from the shock, seeks to come together to honor Bradley Haas’s memory and support each other through this difficult time.