Nine People Shot, Killed During Prayer Meeting In Charleston, South Carolina

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Nine people were shot dead in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday evening at a prayer meeting inside Emanuel AME Church, media reports said. "I do believe this was a hate crime," Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen told local newspaper The Post and Courier. A police spokesman described the gunman as a 21-year white male, who has not yet been apprehended. The African-American church is one of the city's oldest.

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