Charleston church shooting: 9 deaths reported –

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN)A white man walked into a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and opened fire during a Bible study class, killing nine people Wednesday evening.

The suspect was still at large early Thursday morning. And the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest AME church in the South, is being investigated as a hate crime.

“The only reason someone would walk into a church and shoot people that were praying is hate,” said Charleston Mayor Joe Riley.Eight churchgoers died at the scene; a ninth at a hospital, police said.

Source: Charleston church shooting: 9 deaths reported –

Our hearts go out to the victims in this crime and their families. An already heinous crime is made that much worse by the fact this vermin decided to go shoot up a bible study class in a church. At last report, the shooter is still at large. He’s described as a clean-shaven white man in his 20s, with a slender build and sandy blonde hair. Last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and boots.


One thought on “Charleston church shooting: 9 deaths reported –

  1. A church sanctuary is only respected as such by those who believe. A non believer will walk in and do as he/she pleases. That is why we have half a dozen (or more) CHL holders carrying in our church. Even though one would not think it probable that a church is a target…., wait, hasn’t that already been proven to be false? To think a church is not a target for hate?

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