This is incredibly tragic.
Last night, shooter Dylann Roof killed six women and three men at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and police are releasing more details about him so people can help catch him.
The despicable person is described as a 21-year-old, standing 5'9", and according to Charleston police Chief Greg Mullen:
"He has on a very distinctive sweatshirt as well as the vehicle, with a very distinctive license plate. This is a very dangerous individual. He should not be approached by anyone. Call law enforcement if you recognize the individual or the car so we can take appropriate action."
In a gross turn of events, the sick shooter sat in the Bible study for an hour before opening fire. One woman said he explained he was letting her live so that she could tell people about what happened there.
This is now rightly being labeled as a hate crime.
If you have any information, here's what you should do:
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims.
[ Image via Charleston Police Department/Facebook ]
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