Gunman Walks into New Hampshire Church During Wedding Ceremony, Gets Tackled by Wedding Guests After Opening Fire

A gunman walked into a New Hampshire church and opened fire during a ceremony. No lives were lost thanks to the wedding guests who tackled the gunman.

There were two wedding guests who were injured in the shooting at New England Penecostal Ministries in Pelham, New Jersey. This happened just after 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Wedding Guests Save the Day at New Hampshire Church


While in a press conference Chief Joseph Roark said that they received an active shooter call at 10:12 a.m. and were able to be on the scene in three minutes. When the police arrived the shooter had been “detained and subdued” by the wedding guests and from there was taken into custody.

“This does not seem to be a random event at this point,” Chief Roark said.

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The two injured wedding guest were treated at the scene and then taken to the hospital in an ambulance.  

The shooting came just hours before a service was to be held for church minister Luis Garcia who was shot in the neck and killed last week

No deaths have been reported.  

The suspect is now at the Pelham Police Department. 

‘State officials are on scene assisting local first responders in the response and investigation of a shooting in Pelham, NH,’ Governor John Sununu said on Twitter.   

The shooting came just hours before a service was to be held for a church minister who was shot in the neck and killed last week. 

Ordained minister Luis Garcia was found dead inside his home in Londonderry on October  1. Brandon Castiglione, 24, has been charged with second-degree murder in his death. 

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It’s terrible a gunman stormed into a wedding, but this story could have ended much worse. Kudos to the brave wedding guest who stopped tragedy from striking.