A gunman opened fire on Wednesday evening at a historic African-American church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, and is still at large.
Charleston Police have confirmed that nine people were killed Wednesday night, after shots were fired inside Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston.
Police responded to Emanuel AME Church at 110 Calhoun Street around 9:05 p.m. following reports of a shooting.
Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen confirmed during a press conference early Thursday morning officers arrived to find eight people dead inside the church. A ninth victim died later at a nearby hospital.