Originally published on 18 June, 2015
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Police are currently investigating a shooting in South Carolina that resulted in nine deaths.
A deadly shooting occurred at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina at around 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
The shooter reportedly entered the church and opened fire on members of the congregation who were in the basement conducting a bible study. Authorities say that a bomb threat was later called in at the scene. So far nine people have been confirmed dead. Eight were killed at the church while one later died at a local hospital.
Police are still hunting for the suspect and the shooting is being investigated as a hate crime.Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is a historic African-American church founded in 1816 and has one of the largest Black congregations in the South.
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