Search continues for suspect in deadly SC church shooting - Open our app for updates

Search continues for suspect in deadly SC church shooting - Open our app for updates

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police in Charleston, South Carolina confirmed nine people were killed after shots were fired during a prayer meeting inside church Wednesday around 9 p.m.

Police Chief Greg Mullen said officers arrived to find eight people dead inside the church. A ninth victim died later at a nearby hospital. Three people survived the attack, Mullen added.

South Carolina Senator Clementa C. Pinckney was among those killed, according to a civil rights activist.

Police released surveillance photos of the suspect, as well as a photo of the vehicle he allegedly drove away in.

The suspect is described as a white male, 21 years old, slender/small build, gray sweat shirt, blue jeans and clean shaven. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

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