Accused wedding reception shooter charged with murder; survivor fights for her life


The man accused of shooting two people at a wedding reception in North Dakota this past weekend is now charged with murder.

The attack came early Sunday morning at the local Eagles Club hall, where 51-year-old David Troske is alleged to have opened fire on the two victims, Donnie Perleberg and Mary Seiler.

Perleberg died at the scene, while Seiler remains in a medically induced coma in the hospital.

According to Valley News Live, Seiler was Troske's ex-girlfriend.

The suspect had seen the victims talking at a table, left the reception and soon returned with a firearm and began shooting, reports said.

Valley News Live says 80 to 100 people were still at the reception when the attack occurred.

Troske is charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and having a firearm at a bar or gaming site, court records show.

His bail was set at $2 million, according to WDAY. He's set to make his first court appearance Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, the family of the surviving victim tells the Forum that doctors plan to take her out of her coma this weekend, and that despite some serious injuries, they expect Seiler to make a full recovery.

According to a GoFundMe page set up to help cover Seiler's medical expenses, the 51-year-old took bullets to her liver, stomach, and both lungs.

An update on Thursday indicated her blood pressure and heart rate were "looking good"; nonetheless, she has "a long road of recovery ahead of her, both physically and emotionally."

Authorities have not officially identified a motive for the shooting.

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