Race crime in Charlseton,U.S

Posted: June 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

This is yet another race crime in the most recognised freedom country in the world, USA. Eight died at the scene in downtown Charleston, South Carolina; a ninth died at the hospital.

A white man walked into a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and opened fire during a Bible study class, killing nine people Wednesday evening.

The suspect was still at large early Thursday morning. And the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest AME church in the South, is being investigated as a hate crime.

“The only reason someone would walk into a church and shoot people that were praying is hate,” said Charleston Mayor Joe Riley. Eight churchgoers died at the scene; a ninth at a hospital, police said.

Among them is the church’s pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, according to CNN affiliate WCSC. Officials wouldn’t say how many people were at the Bible study during the shooting. There were survivors, said Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen, but he didn’t elaborate.

Historic significance

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church has been a presence in Charleston since 1816 when African-American members of Charleston’s Methodist Episcopal Church formed their own congregation after a dispute over burial grounds.
It was burned to the ground at one point, but rebuilt. Over and over throughout its history, it overcame obstacle after obstacle – destroyed by an earthquake, banned by the state. But its church members persevered, making it the largest African-American church in terms of seating space in Charleston today.

— The suspect is in his early 20s, 5’9″ in height. “He has on a very distinctive sweatshirt as well as the vehicle, with a very disctintive license plate,” the police chief said.

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