The man suspected of Charleston church shooting was arrested

The man suspected of Charleston church shooting was arrested

The suspect of killing 9 people has been arrested after he opened fire during a bible study meeting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

The suspect of killing 9 people has been arrested after he opened fire during a bible study meeting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

According to the police report, a 21-year-old Dylann Roof have been sitting for an hour on a church meeting before he opened fire on the people near him.

A 21-year-old Dylann Roof, suspected in shooting dead 9 people at a Charleston church

The pastor of the Charleston church Clementa Pinckney was killed as well as eight more human beings, six females and three males.

A hate crimes investigation has been launched by the police that later caught the suspect, who lives in Lexington, South Carolina, during a traffic stop in Shelby, north part of the state.

The suspected Dylann Roof and his vehicle.

The suspected Dylann Roof and his vehicle.

The US President Barack Obama paid tribute to the victims, saying that he and his wife had known the pastor Pinckney and a few members of the Emanuel AME Church.

He also added that the Charleston church is a sacred place and said he is sure that the community would rise again.

Besides, what about the weapon in the USA, the President stated that there were too many similar situations in the country while in other advanced counties such incidents are actually rather rare.

The majority of citizens as well as people from other regions paid tribute to those who passed away. They came to lay flowers to the victims and brought numerous handwritten notes, in one of which it was said:

Peace for the church, the family and their loved ones

People paid tribute to the victims of Charleston church shooting

People paid tribute to the victims of Charleston church shooting

The woman from a nearby church, Rev Vanessa Johnson, new the Reverend Clementa Pinckney. She said that all residents are stunned and just have the lack of words to describe the feeling after such terrifying incident.

She also added the church holds a very special place in a heart of Charleston city, making the whole situation so difficult to digest.

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