Investigators: Homeowner shoots worker, turns gun on self

Authorities say a New Hampshire man fatally shot a heating oil company employee who came to his house to do work before trying to kill himself and engaging in an hours-long standoff with police.

Police and SWAT team members responded to the home in Londonderry on Tuesday. The neighborhood was evacuated and several schools were placed on lockdown due to the police activity.

Neighbors told police that a City Fuel van pulled up to the home and they heard gunfire a short time later. Investigators say the employee was killed. The homeowner was taken to a hospital in Massachusetts, where he’s listed in critical condition.

Investigators have not released either of their names.

It’s unclear what sparked the shooting.

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