Police: 2 people shot during wedding at Pelham, NH church

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Pelham, New Hampshire Police say two people were shot at a wedding inside New England Pentecostal Church. The suspected shooter was subdued by guests before police arrived.

Pelham, N.H. (WPRI) — Two people were shot during a wedding at a church in Pelham, New Hampshire Saturday morning.

Police received a call for an active shooter at 10:12 a.m., according to Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roarke.

Responding officers arrived within three minutes of the call and found the suspected shooter had already been subdued by the guests of the wedding.

Officers also discovered two people had been shot and quickly rendered medical aid.

Those victims were transported by ambulance to the hospital. Their conditions are not immediately known.

The suspect was arrested and transported to the Pelham Police Department. His name has not been released.

“This does not seem to be a random event, at this point. At least that’s what preliminary investigation is telling us. That being said, the Attorney General and the New Hampshire State Police Major Crimes Unit will be taking on the remainder of the investigation,” Chief Joseph Roarke told reporters at a news briefing.

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sunnu tweeted about the incident, saying the state will “provide all necessary resources to support the community and our local partners.”

Eyewitness News will continue to update this story both online and on the air.

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