Suspect who allegedly killed 1, injured another in ‘related’ shootings in 2 N.H. towns arrested

BROOKLINE, N.H. — Law enforcement officials have identified the suspect accused of killing one and injuring another in “related” shootings in two New Hampshire towns on Wednesday morning.

According to officials, Robert Gagnon, 45, was arrested after he was located without incident in Nashau around 12:15 p.m. following a search that spanned the communities of Lyndeborough, Brookline, Greenfield, Milford, Wilton, and Nashua, officials said.

Robert Prest, 83, was shot to death at a home in Lyndeborough and another man, Carlos Quintog, 44, was wounded in a shooting in Brookline, New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Nathan Noyes announced in a joint news release.

Formella and Noyes noted the two shootings are being investigated as related incidents.

All parties involved have been identified and police believe there is no further threat to the public.

Brookline and Lyndeborough are about 16 miles apart or about a 30-minute drive from each other.

The investigation is ongoing.

Gagnon will be arraigned in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua.

EDITOR’S NOTE -- While initial reports indicated both victims were deceased, subsequent information shared by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office indicated that one of them was still alive and receiving medical treatment.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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