Oh no. Prayers up.
It’s the beginning of Ramadan.
Police described the gunman as a white male wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans. Police said he was approximately 21 years old.
White male suspect in custody.
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church is the oldest AME church in the south. It is referred to as "Mother Emanuel". Emanuel has one of the largest and oldest black congregations south of Baltimore, Maryland. The current pastor of "Mother Emanuel" is The Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
Hopefully they take the shooter alive but with painful and permanently crippling wounds.
I see lots of posts on here about a coming race war. Could it be this guy had enough and went bonkers? Or could it be a mental “plant” to help start the race war?
Whatever the reason, it was a cowardly act and sure to call some waves.
Absolutely horrible, to go into a house of God and kill people, find the bastard and hang em
Unconfirmed reports of one dead. Church member at MUSC reports one of their members going into surgery.
At this point, this looks like the suspect,
“The department said the suspect in the shooting is a clean-shaven white man in his 20s, with a slender build. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans and boots.”
Sorry to hear this.
I am a bit curious why so many people as that are at a church this late.
Could be some staff needing to do work, but reports of this starting at quarter to 11 just make me wonder what was going on there.
Live local streaming reports:
Oh God help these innocent people!!!
Hillary is in Charleston tonight. Conspiracy fodder for years to come.
Shooter description reminds me of hunt for white man in white box truck during Beltway Snipers debacle in 2002.
They called this a ‘hate crime’ from the get-go. Do they do that when black thugs kill a white person? Hmmm..
Do we know yet if this guy was a white, conservative, Christian Tea Partier and NRA member who had a large gun collection in his house and legally bought himself the weapon he used? If so, than on top of everything else going on we are all in trouble if that turns out to be true. Does anyone know yet?
This sort of shooting fits none of the customary templates
Except being a soft target with a high body count