Horrific Murder in Non-Chaledonian Church in New Jersey; Two Dead, One in Critical Condition

While this is not True Orthodox news, this deserves attention. NFTU

(FOXnews) A second victim of a weekend church shooting died Monday, leaving one survivor who was in extremely critical condition, authorities said. The estranged wife of the alleged gunman, who remained at large, also died in the attack.

Dennis John Mallosseril, 25, a bystander in the shootings, died of head wounds suffered in Sunday’s shooting at St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya Church, which caters to immigrant families from the southern Indian state of Kerala.

The search for the suspect, Joseph M. Pallipurath, focused on Georgia, where he has relatives, Passaic County Prosecutor James Avigliano said. Pallipurath’s father was among those calling upon him to surrender.

Pallipurath, 27, had come from Sacramento, California, and allegedly killed his wife, Reshma James, 24, authorities said. She had been staying with relatives near Clifton since leaving Sacramento, where they lived.

James’ cousin, Silvy Perincheril, 47, also was shot in the head and was in “extremely critical” condition Monday, Avigliano said.

“Turn yourself in,” Mallosseril’s cousin Jacob Abraham said outside the church Monday, after traveling from Houston to be with his grieving family. “He has to get his punishment, whether it’s from the justice system or from God.”