Nine people Dead at black church in Charleston, South Carolina; white gunman at large
June 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm
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.
Follow the Charleston police department twitter for live updates and See below for on the ground tweets:
#charlestonShooting. Action at church on Calhoun St. Details unknown. http://t.co/HrGldg0sEC pic.twitter.com/lCzUj5mJq8
— Mike Liggett (@mikeliggett) June 18, 2015
A worker from the church has said 9 people are dead #chsnews
— Melissa Boughton (@mel_bough) June 18, 2015
UPDATE: Police confirm bomb threat at scene of downtown Charleston shooting http://t.co/cTmSttEj07
— WIS News 10 (@wis10) June 18, 2015
Choppers still hovering over area and police dogs searching area near church #CHSShooting
— Glenn Smith (@glennsmith5) June 18, 2015
8 shot, police search for 21-year-old white male in grey hoodie in #CharlestonShooting. http://t.co/bB9ykZBqh7 pic.twitter.com/kqoCW3k1Lf
— deray (@deray) June 18, 2015
Video: Waiting for details on @CharlestonPD scene in downtown #chs #chsnews @ABCNews4 pic.twitter.com/vDvlFlM29n
— Jason Tighe (@jtighe08) June 18, 2015
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