WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (Xinhua News Agency) - A gunman shot and wounded two people before being subdued in a shooting incident at a church in Pelham, New Hampshire, in the northeastern United States on Oct. 12.
In a statement issued the same day, the police in Pelham Town said that they received the alarm at about 10:12 local time on the 12th, and that a wedding was being held when the church was attacked. When the police arrived at the scene, they found that two people were shot and the gunman was subdued by those present. The police then arrested the gunman and sent the wounded to hospital for treatment.
The statement also said that no one died as a result of the incident. Preliminary investigations show that this does not seem to be a random event. The investigation is under way.
According to a statement issued by New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon McDonald, the gunman was a 37-year-old man. The Catholic bishop, who was presiding over the wedding ceremony at that time, was seriously injured by a bullet in the chest; another man was shot in the arm, and is in good condition.
Pelham is located in the south of New Hampshire with a population of about 13,000.
Source: Xinhua author: Sun Ding, Liu Yang responsible editor: Xiao Qi_NN6799