Church Service Resumes Following Shooting At Pelham, NH Church

Pelham, NH shooting

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PELHAM, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Service resumed Sunday at a church in Pelham, N.H., where a shooting took place during a wedding ceremony last weekend.

The suspected gunman, Dale Holloway, was arrested and is accused of shooting the bride and a bishop at the New England Pentecostal Ministries.

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Pelham Police Identify Suspect In Church Shooting

Sunday’s service reportedly focused on the healing process and honored church members who tackled the gunman at the time of the incident.

“It was just great, that’s all. It was a blessing,” one parishioner said.

Police officers were stationed at church entrances during the service to provide extra security.

“Right now, we’re here more to instill a sense of security back into this community,” Lt. Anne Perriello said.

Perriello said the parish of New England Pentecostal Ministries is strong, and backed by a supportive community.

“We do whatever we can to make people feel comfortable. And almost like the four walls of their home. So, we’ll do whatever we need to instill that back into the church," Perriello said.

Holloway is the stepson of a deacon at the church, Louis Garcia, who was killed two weeks before the shooting. The groom at the wedding is the father of the man accused of killing Garcia. Police are investigating a connection between the two incidents.

The bride is recovering from the shooting, and the bishop is still in the hospital.

Holloway is set to appear in court for a bond hearing on Tuesday.

WBZ NewsRadio's Madison Rogers (@_madisonrogers) reports

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