New Hampshire police have identified the suspect in the fatal shooting at a psychiatric hospital in Concord as 33-year-old John Madore. State Attorney General John Formella stated that Madore was a transient who had recently stayed at a hotel in the Seacoast area.
The shooting occurred in the hospital’s lobby, resulting in the deaths of two individuals, including the suspect. The gunman shot and killed one person before being fatally shot by a state trooper who was present at the scene. The shooter was armed with a 9mm pistol and was found with additional ammunition.
The other victim was identified as Bradley Haas, a former chief of police of the Franklin Police Department and an Army veteran who was working as security at the hospital’s front lobby entrance. Formella praised Haas for his heroic actions in protecting patients, staff, and visitors.
Authorities are currently investigating the suspect’s motive and the events leading up to the shooting. Autopsies for both the shooter and Haas are being conducted, with results to be released by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Governor Chris Sununu confirmed that the incident had been contained and that first responders and law enforcement were on the scene. Federal authorities also assisted in responding to the hospital. A suspicious vehicle, a U-Haul, was found in the parking lot, prompting the bomb squad to investigate. Several concerning items, including an AR-style rifle, a tactical vest, and multiple magazines of ammunition, were discovered.
New Hampshire Hospital, the state’s only psychiatric hospital, is located in Concord and has a capacity of approximately 185 patients.