Police respond to a church shooting in Pelham, New Hampshire

Evarado Alatorre
Octubre 13, 2019

CNN reported that two people were transported to a hospital with gunshot wounds, but their conditions were not known.

Pelham police confirmed that the shooter has been apprehended and ambulances, state and local police are now on the scene. Besides the 40-some guests at the wedding, there was also an afternoon funeral for the church's former pastor, who was fatally shot earlier this month in a nearby town. WMUR-TV reported that police said the gunman arrived after the wedding began.

A suspect is in custody after a Saturday shooting at a New Hampshire church left at least one person wounded, Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roark said.

Hillsborough County Attorney Michael Conlon told members of the media during a press conference that the church was still an active crime scene.

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Pelham is about 40 miles south of Concord, New Hampshire's capital, on the border with MA. According to his obituary, he was a minister at the church.

The church was preparing Saturday for the noon celebration of life for Luis "Kiko" Alberto Garcia. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu said in a statement, "State official are on scene assisting local first responders in the response and investigation of a shooting in Pelham, New Hampshire". He was 60 years old. Brandon Castiglione, 24, has been charged with second-degree murder in his death.

Roark said the New Hampshire attorney general's office would provide more details later.

Pelham, New Hampshire authorities said guests tackled the shooter and held him until law enforcement arrived.

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