Published: Sun, October 13, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Two injured in shooting at wedding in New Hampshire church

Two injured in shooting at wedding in New Hampshire church

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.

It happened during a wedding ceremony in Pelham.

"I can confirm that we did receive one patient from the incident in Pelham this morning", Angela Strunk said. Stay tuned for further information on this situation.

He said Saturday's shooter arrived at the church after the wedding began. He would not provide additional details, although he said it was "not a random shooting". Shooter confirmed in custody.

The criminal investigation of this matter has been turned over to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office and the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime investigators.

The town of Pelham is located in southern New Hampshire, 23 miles south of Manchester.

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Facebook/New England Pentecostal MinistriesLuis Garcia pictured on the New England Pentecostal Ministries Facebook page. Garcia, who had been a minister at the church, was shot dead on October 1 at a house in the nearby town of Londonderry.

There were about 40 people at the church for the wedding, he said.

Police say they've responded to a shooting at a church in New Hampshire but no fatalities have been reported.

A suspect has been arrested in the shooting at the New England Pentecostal Church, Roark said. "Today was supposed to serve as a celebration of the life of Minister Luis Garcia".

A memorial service scheduled for early Saturday afternoon at the church was canceled after the shooting, attendee Geraldo Pagan said. Brandon Castiglione, 24, was arrested and charged with second degree murder in Garcia's death, but waived an arraignment and is now being held without bail according to state prosecutors.

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