The shooting left Claire McMullen, 60, hospitalized with arm injuries at a local hospital. The bishop, Stanley Choate, 75, was shot in the chest and hospitalized in serious condition, the state attorney general’s office said in a statement.
Mark Castiglione, 60, was struck in the head with an object and was treated and released from a local hospital, the release said.
Wedding guests ‘gang-tackled him’
A 911 caller reported a man walked into the church and shot at the presiding bishop, the state attorney general’s office said.
Officers arrived at the church just after 10 a.m. Saturday, and found wedding guests had subdued the male suspect, Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roark said at a news conference.
“From my understanding, they basically gang-tackled him,” he said.
Police say attack does not appear random
When asked if the shooting was related to Garcia’s killing, investigators said they are trying to determine whether there was a connection.
“We are certainly looking into that right now … whether there is in fact a clear connection between these two events that is something we’re trying to put together,” said Benjamin Agati, a senior assistant attorney general.
The Pelham Police Department said it had provided active shooter training to members of the church within the past year.
Pelham is 40 miles north of Boston.
CNN’s Ralph Ellis, Laura Ly and Kristina Sgueglia contributed to this report.