Bride and bishop are shot by a gunman during ceremony at New Hampshire church

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A bride and the bishop presiding over her wedding were both shot and injured when a gunman walked into the ceremony at a New Hampshire church and opened fire.

Officials said Bishop Stanley Choate, 75, was shot in the chest, and is said to be in serious condition. The bride, Claire McMullen, 60, was shot in the arm during the attack.

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The groom, Mark Castiglione, was hit in the head with an object during the shooting.

Chief Joseph Roark said in a press conference earlier on Saturday that a man with a handgun opened fire on about 40 guests at the New England Pentecostal Ministries in Pelham just after 10am.

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Police arrived at the scene within three minutes, and Chief Roark said that the shooter had bee 'detained and subdued' by the wedding guests. He was then taken into custody.

'From my understanding, they basically gang-tackled him,' Chief Roark said.

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'There was a struggle ... Minor injuries occurred to the other guests who were in the struggle with the shooter.'

He added that it 'does not seem to be a random event'.

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At the press conference, Chief Roark identified the shooter as Dale Holloway, 37, who has been arrested for first-degree assault and counts of purposely and knowingly causing bodily injury by means of a deadly weapon.

The shooting came as mourners were arriving for the funeral of a church minister who was shot in the neck and killed last week.

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Officials are now looking into whether the shooting was connected to the funeral of Luis Garcia, who was found dead in his home in Londonderry on October 1.

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