In what Charleston police are calling a "hate crime," suspect Dylann Roof allegedly opened fire at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during Bible study. Photos of the suspect on social media show him wearing a jacket with patches of the apartheid flags of South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
Roof has been taken into custody.
Plane landed, turned on my phone, and my heart dropped to the floor. Charleston... This is an unbearable loss of lives and innocence.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 18, 2015
Oh my God. Prayers. #CharlestonShooting— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 18, 2015
The media should be ashamed. 3 hours to get on air and then gives detailed suspect description WITHOUT mentioning his race. #Charleston— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 18, 2015
Lead CNN producer and official statement talk of "clean shaven, slender and hoodies". Only others add that he was white. #Charleston— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 18, 2015
Look, I'd just like a consistent, FULL description (when clearly there is one) when a mass killer is on the loose. White, black or green.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 18, 2015
Charleston. My heart hurts.— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 18, 2015
This is so, so sad. What kind of sicko????????— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 18, 2015
I don't even know what words to use about Charleston. I really don't. Love and thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) June 18, 2015
Was already weary. Was already heavy hearted. Was already tired. Where can we be safe? Where can we be free? Where can we be black?— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) June 18, 2015
I'm praying #CharlestonShooting— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) June 18, 2015
Emotional. Nine lives violently extinguished. Focusing my highest thoughts and donating directly to the church here: http://t.co/0kyZK8OHCm— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) June 18, 2015
This Charleston shooting is disgusting. Whats going on world? Praying for all the friends and family involved in this awful tragedy.— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) June 18, 2015
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