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Officer Returns Home From Hospital After Being Shot in Manchester, NH

A police officer who was shot early Friday morning in Manchester, New Hampshire, was back at home Saturday after spending the night in a Boston hospital.

Ryan Hardy was the first of two Manchester Police officers to be shot, allegedly by 32-year-old Ian MacPherson. Hardy encountered the suspect around 2 a.m.

Near the intersection of Second Street and Ferry Street, Hardy spotted a man fitting the description of a gas station robbery suspect. According to the office of Attorney General Joseph Foster, his face and torso were wounded in the shooting.

About 30 minutes later, fellow officer Matthew O'Connor was shot near the intersection of Rimmon Street and Putnam Street.

O'Connor was treated and released from a local hospital, but Hardy was ultimately transported to a hospital in Boston.

Police confirmed to necn that Hardy was released from the hospital Saturday. His family has requested its privacy.

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