Washington: A white gunman shot and killed nine people at a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, late Wednesday, the police chief said.
“There were eight deceased individuals inside of the church. Two individuals were transported to (the hospital). One of them has died. At this point, we have nine victims in this hideous crime that has been committed,” Charleston Police Chief Gregory Mullen told journalists.
“I do believe it was a hate crime,” Mullen added. The suspect in his early 20s remains at large after the shooting.