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Shooting Investigation

On October 12, 2019 at approximately 10:12 AM the Pelham NH Police Department received a call of an active shooter situation occurring at the New England Pentecostal Church at 955 Bridget Street Pelham NH.


A wedding was occurring at the church during the time of the call.  Initial officers arrived on scene within  3 minutes and discovered two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds within the church. Additionally the suspected shooter was being subdued by guests of the wedding.  Responding officers placed the suspect under arrest and rendered medical aid to the wounded individuals. The two individuals were then transported to area hospitals by Pelham Fire Department ambulances.

There are no reported deaths related to this incident at this time. Preliminary investigation of the matter indicates that this incident does not appear to be a random event.


We will not be releasing the names of the involved individuals or suspect at this time.

Numerous local, state, county and federal agencies responded to the scene of the event to assist the Pelham Police Department.


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.

A more detailed statement regarding this matter will be released by the Attorney General’s Office at a later time. All questions regarding this matter should be referred to the Attorney General’s Office




Date: 10/11/2019 2:00pm

Alert sent on 10/12/2019 at 14:05 EDT

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