Nine people were shot Wednesday night at a black AME church in Charleston, S.C., during bible study gatherings.

Police responded to the shooting at the Mother Emanuel AME Church around 9 p.m., according to the Post and Courier.  Mother Emanuel AME is one of the largest and oldest black congregations in the Charleston region.

Six women and three men were murdered. None of the victims has yet been named by police, but State House Minority leader Todd Rutherford told the Associated Press that the church’s pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among the deceased.

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