The incident unfolded around 2 a.m. in the city’s West Side, police said. The first officer was shot in the area of Ferry and Second streets, and the second a short time later near Putnam and Dubuque streets.
Both officers are recovering at Catholic Medical Center and Elliot Hospital and are expected to survive. Their names have not been released.
The shooter remains on the loose. Police are searching for a man with long hair who is wearing a trench coat. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Police Chief Nick Willard said the two officers were shot at separate locations after 2 a.m., and they are recovering at hospitals and expected to be OK. Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas said the officers, who were not identified, “seem to be fine.”
A police spokesman said officers remained “to continue processing the various scenes.” He referred questions to the attorney general’s office, which didn’t return a call seeking comment.
Schools on the West Side of the city are closed Friday, according to the Manchester school system.
Affected schools include Gossler Park Elementary, Northwest Elementary, Parker-Varney Elementary, Middle School at Parkside and West High School.
Only limited visitors are being allowed into Catholic Medical Center due to the lockdown and shelter-in-place.