Man and girl shot at church in Pelham in what police say was not a random shooting
A gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony inside a New Hampshire church on Saturday, killing two people before clients tackled the attacker and propped him until police arrived, authorities said.
Pelham police chief Joseph Roark said no fatalities were presented in the shooting at New England Pentecostal church.
One of the people who helped subdue the believe, who arrived here and began filming after the bridal began, suffered minor injuries, Roark said.
A man and a woman were shot, police said. It was unknown if they were part of the ceremony or guests at the wedding.
” This does not seem to be a random phenomenon, at least at this object ,” Roark told reporters.
Three parties were taken to hospitals but no update on their conditions was provided. Roark said he was not aware of any injuries to the gunman. Roark did not offer a motivating for the hitting. No accuses were announced.
Roark said the New Hampshire attorney general’s office would provide more details of the shooting later.
Police were called to the church shortly thereafter 10 am in Pelham, a town of about 13,000 on their own borders with Massachusetts.
Roark said the church received active shooter training from his district within the last year. He did not know if people who suppressed the shooter were trained the same way but” I think that is a standard that is being schooled now to address the threat “.
A funeral was scheduled to be held at the church after the wedding, for 60 -year-old Luis Garcia. Garcia, a minister at the church, was killed earlier this month. A mortal has been charged and is jailed.