The white guy who shot and killed nine people in a South Carolina church has been arrested by police,
Dylan Roof, 21 ,suspected to have committed the crime on the basis of race, was arrested last night by police during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina.
New information indicates he sat with the congregants for a full hour whilst they held their bible studies, before opening fire and killing them.
Those killed included the pastor of the congregation, Rev Clementa Pinckney, who is well known in US politics as an activist.
As reported yesterday, 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.