Gunman opens fire at church wedding ceremony, 2 people shot

Chicago Tribune 1 month ago

A gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony inside a New Hampshire church Saturday, shooting two people including the presiding bishop before guests tackled the shooter and pinned him to the ground until police arrived, authorities said.

Dale Holloway, 37, has been charged with first degree assault for shooting Stanley Choate, 75, in the chest at the New England Pentecostal church, according to the state's attorney general office. A second person, Claire McMullen, 60, was shot in the arm. A third person, Mark Castiglione, 60, was struck in the head by an object. Choate, the presiding bishop at the wedding, is in serious condition at Tufts Medical Center in Boston while McMullen is in good condition at a local hospital. Castiglione was treated at a hospital and released.

Holloway is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Hillsborough County Superior Court. It was unclear if he is represented by an attorney.

Pelham's Police Chief Joseph Roark said no fatalities were reported in the church shooting.

"This does not seem to be a random event, at least at this point," Roark said during a news conference Saturday afternoon outside the police department.

Roark did not offer a motive for the shooting.

Police were called to the church shortly after 10 a.m. in Pelham, a town of about 13,000 on the border of Massachusetts. Pelham is nestled between Concord, New Hampshire's capital, and Boston.

Roark said the church had just received active shooter training from his department within the last year. He didn't know if people who subdued the shooter were trained the same way but "I think that is a standard that is being taught 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 had been a minister at the church. He was shot and killed earlier this month and Brandon Castiglione, 24, has been charged in his murder and is jailed. It was unclear if the two shootings were related.

Sunday services at the church have been cancelled, according to the attorney general's office. Crisis counselors will be available Sunday at Sherburne Hall community center in Pelham from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Source link
Read also:
CBS News › 1 month ago
A suspected gunman was arrested Saturday night after opening fire inside a church in New Hampshire. It happened during a wedding ceremony in Pelham. Police say the man arrived and began shooting after the ceremony started. At least two people were shot...
Chicago Tribune › 1 month ago
A gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony inside a New Hampshire church Saturday shooting two people before guests tackled the shooter, police said.
UPI › 1 month ago
A gunman shot two people Saturday at a church wedding ceremony in New Hampshire.
ABC News › 1 month ago
Wedding guests tackled a gunman who shot two people at a New Hampshire church.
Mirror Online › 1 month ago
Suspected gunman Dale Holloway, 37, was restrained by wedding guests before police arrived - while the bishop, Stanley Choate, also suffered bullet wounds
Business Insider › 1 month ago
Two people have been killed and 14 others injured after a gunman opened fire at an unsanctioned Texas A&M university party. The gunman is still at large, authorities said. Chief Deputy Buddy Oxford of the Hunt County Sherriff's Office said the gunman...
BuzzFeed › 1 month ago
Two people were injured in the shooting before the gunman was overpowered by wedding guests.View Entire Post ›
Evening Standard › 1 month ago
Multiple people have been shot after a gunman reportedly opened fire at Halloween party in California.
Business Insider › 1 month ago
Earlier this year, my husband and I opted to have a courthouse wedding rather than a large, traditional wedding ceremony. In addition to my husband and I wanting to save money, we found skipping a traditional wedding was a better fit for several other...
Evening Standard › Incident › 2 weeks ago
Three people have died after a gunman opened fire in broad daylight outside a Walmart store in Oklahoma. Two men and a woman were shot dead at about 10am local time on Monday (4pm UK time), police said. It comes hours after four people died and six...
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google