Charleston church shooting - in pictures

 

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The Independent Online

Nine people,  including state senator Celementa Pinckne, have been killed by white gunman who opened fire inside a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Police have described the attack as a 'hate crime'. Authorities are looking for a young white man in connection to the massacre.

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Surreace Cox, of North Charleston, holds a sign during a prayer vigil down the street from the Emanuel AME Church

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A passing motorist looks out her window as she stops at an intersection down the street from the Emanuel AME Church

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A man kneels across the street from where police gather following a shooting

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Local ministers comfort each other near the site of a mass shooting

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A police officer uses a flashlight while searching the area following a shooting in Charleston

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Police talk to a man outside the Emanuel AME Church following a shooting

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Charleston Police Chief Gregory Mullen, addresses the media

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A man reacts while talking to police officer

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An armed police officer moves up Calhoun Street following a shooting

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A photographer is detained as police respond to a shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. A gunman opened fire at the historic African-American church in downtown Charleston. The photographer was later released

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The steeple of Emanuel AME Church

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