A young white gunman opened fire on an African American church in South Carolina in an apparent hate crime, killing nine congregants.
The incident occurred last night at the Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal (AME) church in Charleston, South Carolina. The shooter was a 21 year old white male, described as ‘slender and clean shaven’, and there’s currently a manhunt out on him.
He entered the church whilst bible studies were going on, just indiscriminately opening fire on those inside. Eight people died on the spot, whilst the ninth victim expired later on.
Police believe the shooter was motivated by racial hatred, and are expending every effort in the attempt to apprehend him.
Police Chief Gregory Mullen told reporters:
“It is unfathomable that somebody in today’s society would walk into a church when people are having a prayer meeting and take their lives.”
As the years roll by instead of more racial integration, it looks like it’s rather breaking down all over America, looking at the very incidents of white police and unarmed black men, and now this.
Hopefully Police would apprehend this mad man and put him to trial.