Several people have been shot at New England Pentecostal Ministries in Pelham, New Hampshire, US. Pelham Police Department has issued a statement saying that the shooting occurred at 10:12 during a wedding that was taking place in a church. Although an investigation is still underway, police do not believe the attack was "a random event".
The attacker wounded two attendees of the ceremony, but was subdued by other guests and was apprehended by police officers. There were no fatalities in the incident and two injured persons have been taken to hospital.
Video from Pelham, NH scene. A number of ambulances, state, and local police pic.twitter.com/uyQ2cOeoT0— Korey O'Brien (@koreyobrienTV) October 12, 2019
The office of New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has stated via Twitter that an investigation into the incident is underway and warned that the church remains "a very active scene".
Heavy police presence at New England Pentecostal Ministries. One parishioner said he arrived for service to see police tape. He’s patiently waiting to find out if his loved one is ok. @wbz pic.twitter.com/pqwrVQzpzg— Tashanea@wbz (@TSWHITLOW) October 12, 2019
Social media users, posting alleged pictures and videos from the scene, have reported the presence of local and state police, as well as several ambulances.