The Philippine Star

2 shot at wed­ding in New Hamp­shire church

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NEW YORK — A Sat­ur­day morn­ing wed­ding at a church in a small New Hamp­shire town came to a bloody and abrupt halt when a gun­man barged in and opened fire, wound­ing a bishop and the bride be­fore he was “gang tack­led,” the au­thor­i­ties said.

The shoot­ing ap­peared to be re­venge for the killing this month of an­other cler­gy­man in the same con­gre­ga­tion, New Eng­land Pen­te­costal Min­istries church in Pelham, New Hamp­shire, about 48 kilo­me­ters north of Bos­ton.

The gun­man was iden­ti­fied by law en­force­ment of­fi­cials as Dale Hol­loway, 37, who, ac­cord­ing to obit­u­ary in­for­ma­tion, is the step­son of or­dained min­is­ter Luis Gar­cia who was fa­tally shot at his Lon­don­derry, New Hamp­shire, home on Oct 1.

Bran­don Castiglion­e, 24, was charged with sec­ond­de­gree mur­der in the death of church min­is­ter Gar­cia, for whom a me­mo­rial ser­vice had been sched­uled at the church af­ter Sat­ur­day’s wed­ding.

Castiglion­e’s fa­ther, Mark Castiglion­e, 60, was the groom, ac­cord­ing to the au­thor­i­ties.

He was treated at a lo­cal hos­pi­tal and re­leased af­ter be­ing struck in the head with an un­spec­i­fied ob­ject.

The most grave in­jury on Sat­ur­day was suf­fered by Bishop Stan­ley Choate, who the au­thor­i­ties said was shot in the chest and was in se­ri­ous con­di­tion at Tufts Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Bos­ton.

In a Face­book post, Neivia Choate, the bishop’s niece, wrote: “A coward walked into my fam­ily’s church to­day at NEP New Eng­land Pen­te­costal Church and shot my un­cle Bishop Stan­ley Choate.”

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