A gunman entered into a historic African American church and killed 9 people, including pastor and South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney. Pinckney was 41.
A white male with blonde hair, approximately 21 in a grey hoodie walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, SC. around 9pm and opened fire on church members. There was also a bomb threat that suspended the investigation.
The shooting happened at a prayer meeting.
The gunman is still at large. The other victims were not known at the time of this writing.