White man attacks historically black church in South Carolina

A manhunt is underway following a shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. At least nine people are confirmed to have been killed.

Police in the US state of South Carolina were searching for the gunman who opened fire in a church on Wednesday evening. Authorities said their suspect was an approximately 21-year-old white male, who attacked the historically black church in downtown Charleston at around 9 PM local time.

“This is an unspeakable and heartbreaking tragedy in this most historic church, an evil and hateful person took the lives of citizens who had come to worship and pray together,” Charleston Mayor Joe Riley told the local Post and Courier newspaper.

Police confirmed that nine people had died in the attack.
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