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Reports: Mass shooting at AME Church in Charleston, S.C.
9:59 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | Filed in: Nation

A mass shooting was reported Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Reports of a shooting at Bethel AME Church on Calhoun Street in Charleston, South Carolina, first appeared on Twitter.

Charleston police confirmed the shooting, according to WMBFnews.com.

The Post and Courier reported the shooting happened around 9 p.m. at 110 Calhoun, the church address.

Police in bullet-proof vests were still looking for the gunman, who was no longer an active shooter, according to social media reports of emergency radio communications.

There was no immediate official confirmation on injuries or fatalaties, but social media posts referred to multiple fatalities.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national/reports-mass-shooting-ame-church-charleston-sc/nmfp7/#__federated=1
 

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CHARLESTON, S.C. - A shooting in downtown Charleston has resulted in fatalities, police there confirm.

At least eight people are dead, according to reports on social media, and police say the shooting took place at an address that corresponds with Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The house of worship is the oldest AME church in the South and is led by South Carolina State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, a Democrat. The church has one of the oldest and largest black congregations south of Baltimore, according to its website.

The shooting took place at about 9 p.m. ET, Charleston police said via Twitter. The gunman is still on the loose, police told the Charleston Post and Courier.

The suspect is a white male about 21-years-old, and is wearing a grey sweatshirt or hoodie and blue jeans, officials said.

The FBI and chaplains were on the scene, Post and Courier reporter Melissa Boughton tweeted.

A woman who answered the telephone at the Charleston Police Department late Wednesday said she'd heard nothing about a shooting, but tweets from Boughton indicate there is law enforcement activity downtown indicative that a shooting has taken place.

An emergency medical worker told people on the street to "drive far away or to go indoors," Boughton tweeted at about 9:45 p.m. EDT.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/17/charleston-south-carolina-shooting/28902017/
 

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Great, just what this F'n country needs right now. Terrible for the parishioners. Hope early reports are wrong about the perps race.
 

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Well we shall see if the shooter is white or not... but ..the real question is ..Was he radicalized?
 

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this is the only thing people will hear:

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church
 

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Oh great, Sharpton just blew a load in his pants when he read that headline...he's perfected the art of turning tombstones into cash cows for his bank account, worthless POS.
Just announced on Fox: Sharpton is on his way down to Charleston. Unfortunate that he has to soil the landscape in this time of grief.
Condolences to the victims' families and loved ones
 

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White male suspect, black church. Put on your chinstraps.
So, when the suspect is white, it's OK to state his race, but not when the suspect is "non-white" - that would be racist.
Police have already classified the shooting as a "hate crime". Suspect has not only been described as "white man", but "white man w/blonde hair".....just surprised "blue eyes" isn't in there, too.
 
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