New Hampshire Shooting Investigation Underway

On Sunday, detectives in New Hampshire sought to understand the motives behind the shooting death of a security guard at a mental institution in the Granite State. The shooter was subsequently shot dead by a state trooper.

This past Friday, 33-year-old John Madore allegedly broke into New Hampshire Hospital and murdered Bradley Haas, 66, a security guard for the state Department of Safety stationed in the hospital’s main lobby, according to New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella’s statement on Saturday.

On Sunday, attorney general’s office spokesman Michael Garrity said the shooting inquiry “is active and continuing.”

Haas and Madore were both found to have died from several gunshot wounds, according to autopsies conducted by Formella’s office.

A court summary states that in 2016, assault charges were dropped against Madore. According to the summary, the judge issued a court order saying Madore should be moved from the New Hampshire mental facility for the court hearing, but the judge did not provide any more details.

Formella states that Madore resided in Concord and the Seacoast area and most recently lived in a motel. He shot Haas, who was unarmed while carrying extra ammo and brandishing a 9mm handgun.

In the parking area of the hospital, police discovered a U-Haul vehicle. They examined ties between the truck, Madore, and the contents, including an AR-style rifle, a tactical vest, and many ammo magazines.

Around 3:30 p.m., the front foyer of the 185-bed institution was the scene of the gunshots, according to detectives. Despite efforts to revive Haas, he passed away at Concord Hospital.

As to the daily patient census data by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, there were 152 occupied patient beds at the hospital on the day of the shooting. This institution serves as New Hampshire’s only adult mental hospital.

According to Formella, the Haas family has asked for privacy, and there is still a lot of work to be done before we can determine the identity of the individual, his motivations, and the circumstances surrounding the occurrence. This information was delivered on Saturday.

Bradley Haas “died a hero defending the patients and staff,” according to authorities.