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Church shooting memorial

A memorial will be held this afternoon for a man gunned down in a Salmon Arm church on April 14.

Gord Parmenter died when a man entered the Church of Christ and opened fire, killing the 78 year old and seriously injuring a second man, leaving the Shuswap community in shock

Parishioners wrestled a 25-year-old man to the ground and held him until police arrived.

The service will be held at the Salmon Recreation Centre on 10th Avenue Northeast at 4 p.m.

Parmenter is remembered as a respected church elder and longtime foster parent.

The accused, Matrix Savage Gathergood, made a first appearance in Salmon Arm court on Tuesday, and the case was adjourned until May 7. 

Gathergood is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and disguising his face while committing an offence. 

Police say the suspect knew at least one of the victims.

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