Authorities are investigating suspicious deaths of two people in a neighborhood of Franklin, New Hampshire.

We cannot confirm if there was a shooting.

The killings, which authorities labeled as suspicious, occurred at a property in Franklin on Saturday, the official said in a statement in the afternoon. The New Hampshire State Police and personnel of the state Attorney General John M. Formella’s office were responding to the scene.

“The exact circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation,” Formella’s office said in its statement. “More information will be released as it becomes available,” the attorney general’s office added.

According to data from the United States Census Bureau, Franklin, which is situated in Merrimack County in the Granite State, had an estimated population of 8,831 in July 2022.

Around noon, Franklin police were sent to a multi-family on Elkins Street near Edmunds Street for a report of a shooting. Fire and rescue teams, as well as, state troopers, arrived later and assisted in setting up a perimeter around the city. State police helicopters were also reportedly assisting with the search of the suspect.

According to scanner chatter, Franklin EMTs took one patient to Franklin Hospital while requesting a second ambulance from Tilton Northfield to assist with a second patient. Firefighters and EMTs staged at School and Franklin streets, about two blocks away.

Reports online have claimed the suspect shot three people.

The suspect was identified as 44-year-old Jamie Bell, who is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 230 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes. He was charged with leaving the scene while completely covered in black. Bell also had a knapsack on her back. He’s still on the loose.

Police thought Bell might have been picked up at one point during the inquiry by a man operating a silver pickup vehicle.