SHOOTING AT SOUTH CAROLINA BLACK CHURCH – 8 Dead — “HATE CRIME” — Police Searching for White Male, Sandy-Blonde Hair

Multiple people were shot tonight – 8 people are dead – at a shooing inside a Calhoun Street church.

The Police Chief called this a hate crime.
Emanuel AME Church is an historic black church in Charleston.

** Prayer vigil at noon tomorrow in Charleston

Emanuel AME Church was targeted.
The suspect was wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Photos of the real shooter were released late Wednesday night.
charleston shooter

My FOX 8 reported:

Police are responding to a report of a shooting at a Charleston church.

The incident happened at about 9 p.m. at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston, police said.

Charleston police have not confirmed any information on victims.

According to WCIV, multiple people were shot.

Police described the gunman as a white male wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans. Police said he was approximately 21 years old.

A suspect is now in custody.

This was not the suspect.
This man is a local reporter who was stopped by police at a convenience store.
The suspect is still on the loose.

Police are still searching for the shooter.

UPDATE: Charleston police chief says Nine people are dead.
FBI and ATF are helping with the investigation.
They are still searching for the individual.
White male, 21 years old, sandy blond hair.
They still haven’t found him.

They tracked the individual with canines.
There was also a bomb threat in the area.

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