Charleston shooting: From 'liking a woman who dated a black man' to a 'fan of white power music' – insight into Dylann Roof's life emerges

'I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country,' he reportedly told a survivor as he gunned down black women and men

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The US is in mourning today for the nine people shot dead at a church in Charleston on Wednesday night as the suspected gunman remains in custody. Here are the latest updates:

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Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man, is suspected of targeting a historic African-American church because of his racial hatred and his Facebook page suggests a fascination with apartheid and white supremacy.

The massacre has provoked huge public anger in the US in after a year of rising racial tensions that led to riots in Ferguson, Missouri, and nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of young black men.

Roof was arrested after a 14-hour manhunt yesterday when his car was stopped in a small North Carolina town, 220 miles north of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Roof is expected to appear via video link from custody at a bail hearing later on Friday.

Four pastors, including Democratic state Senator Clementa Pinckney, were among the six women and three men killed.

Additional reporting by AP

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