Gunman opens fire at church wedding ceremony, 2 people shot

New England Pentecostal Church in Pelham NH

Several police, fire and ambulance crews could be seen outside the New England Pentecostal Ministries, a simple white one-story structure in Pelham, a town about 30 miles (48 km) north of Boston. Shooter confirmed in custody.

There have been no reported fatalities and few details on injuries.

Officers responding to a reported shooting at the Bridge Street church found two people suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roark.

The suspect's relationship to the wedding guests is uncertain, Roark said. But the department said in a written statement: "Preliminary investigation of the matter indicates that this incident does not appear to be a random event".

Lowell General Hospital has reportedly received one patient who came from the shooting, according to hospital spokespeople.

Update 12:03pm: Mourners had begun to arrive for a funeral when the shooting began per the Union Leader.

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He also told family he recognized the gunman as the stepson of Luis Garcia, a Manchester minister fatally shot on October 1 inside a Londonderry home, New Hampshire Union Leader reported.

The 60-year-old was killed earlier this month. The minister was shot at a home on Ridgemont Drive.

Brandon Castiglione, 24, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the alleged crime.

However, one fact that seemed to be buried if mentioned at all among the reports was how the shooting took place at a church were predominately Black people worshipped.

The service was canceled because of the shooting.

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu said in a post on Twitter that state officials were at the scene and that the state would "provide all necessary resources to support the community and our local partners".

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