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  • In this photo provided by WMUR-TV, police stand outside the New England Pentecostal Church on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Pelham, N.H. (Siobhan Lopez/WMUR-TV via AP)

Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:40 pm

Police respond to church shooting in New Hampshire

Associated Press

PELHAM, N.H. -- Police in New Hampshire have responded to a church in Pelham on reports of a shooting.

Authorities responded to the New England Pentecostal Church just after 10 a.m. Saturday.

WMUR-TV reported that Hillsborough County Attorney Michael Conlon said there were no fatalities and a suspect is in custody.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said in a statement that state officials are at the church assisting first responders in the shooting investigation.

New Hampshire Attorney General's office spokeswoman Kate Spiner said the office is aware of the situation and is working in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Attorney.

Photos of the scene show ambulances, fire trucks and police cars at the church.

Pelham is located about 40 miles south of Concord, New Hampshire's capital. It borders Massachusetts.

A memorial service for Luis Garcia was set to be held at the church at noon. His obituary said he was a minister at the church.

The 60-year-old was killed earlier this month. A man has been charged in his murder and is jailed.