Woman Identified in Fatal Shooting at Newport, NH Home

The attorney general's office said 75-year-old Margaret "Peggy" Clarke's death has been ruled a homicide


New Hampshire authorities have identified the victim in a fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon at a home in Newport, according to the attorney general's office.

Police responded to a 911 call for a report of a woman who had been shot at 553 Maple St.

When police arrived, 75-year-old Margaret "Peggy" Clarke was found dead inside.

An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Clarke's death was a gunshot wound to the chest. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

Authorities said they have "identified all the parties involved in the incident" but have not provided any other details.

Anyone with further information about the incident is urged to contact New Hampshire State Police at 603-223-4381.

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