Congregation members say the historic black church where nine people were killed is going to re-open for Sunday morning service.
Cassie Watson said the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church will open at 8.30am for Sunday school and 9am for a service. The announcement came as Charleston police announced that the church was not longer a “crime scene” and was being handed back to the church community.
Ms Watson was one of more than a dozen people to enter the building after a cleaning crew had worked on it, the Associated Press said. Other congregation members also confirmed the church would open Sunday.
Authorities say 21-year-old Dylann Roof fatally shot nine people at the church on Wednesday night.Reuse content