🔴 The shooting was contained to the lobby of New Hampshire Hospital in Concord.

🔴 The gunman in the shooting is dead.

🔴 No patients were injured in the shooting.

UPDATE:  This report has been updated throughout with new information.

A security guard was killed and the suspect shot dead in the lobby of the main building of New Hampshire Hospital in Concord Friday afternoon.

State Police Col. Mark Hall said the gunman fired at one person as he entered the building the 184 bed state hospital on Clinton Street. A State Police trooper on duty shot and killed the gunman, and the shooting victim died after being transported to Concord Hospital.

All other patients and staff at the hospital are safe, according to Hall.

A UHaul truck in the parking lot has been determined not to be connected to the shooting.

The security guard was identified as Bradley Haas, 63, of Franklin. He was a police officer for 28 years and is the former Police Chief in Franklin.

The identity of the gunman has not been disclosed.

The hospital is open for services but closed for visitation, according to New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Weaver.

Weaver said a hotline has been created for patients and staff looking for information about their loved ones at 603-271-3004.

Hall said the motive for the shooting and the identify of the gunman are still under investigation.

A police academy graduation was going on at the time of the shooting, which allowed for a large police presence at the hospital quickly.

Area around New Hampshire Hospital in Concord
Area around New Hampshire Hospital in Concord (Google maps)

WMUR reported that some people in the hospital locked themselves into rooms and closets when they heard shots fired. A SWAT team evacuated several people from the hospital after the shooting, according to their report:

This afternoon, there was an incident at New Hampshire Hospital, which has been contained. While the scene remains active as the campus is cleared, the suspect is deceased. The state immediately mobilized, and first responders and law enforcement are on the scene. We will provide as many details as possible as this situation unfolds," Gov. Chris Sununu said in a statement.


"I’m horrified by reports of a shooting at NH Hospital in Concord. My heart goes out to all those impacted by this senseless violence. I’m closely monitoring the situation," Senator Jeanne Shaheen wrote on her X account.

"Grateful for the work of law enforcement and praying for those impacted by the shooting. I continue to monitor the situation," Senator Maggie Hassan wrote on her X account.

"We’re monitoring the shooting at NH Hospital, and I’m grateful for the members of law enforcement who acted quickly and have contained the scene," Rep. Chris Pappas wrote on his X account.

"The shooting at the New Hampshire Hospital in Concord is horrifying. Thank you to the State Police Officers who responded to the scene so quickly," Rep. Ann Kuster wrote on her X account. "My thoughts are with the victim, their family, and the Concord community."

18 people were killed in a shooting at two locations in Lewiston, Maine. Gunman Robert Card evaded capture for two days before being found dead at a recycling facility.

New Hampshire Hospital is a secure, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and all visitors must go through metal detectors to enter.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via X (Twitter) @DanAlexanderNH

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