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US Church Shooting: Obama Expresses Heartbreak at Gun Violence

Gunman still at large after killing 9 people including the senator during a service at a church in South Carolina.

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CCTV image of the gunman entering the church.&nbsp;(Photo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CityCharleston?fref=photo">City of Charleston, SC Government</a> via Facebook)

American President Barack Obama expresses anger over Charleston shooting. He said, such incidents of gun violence do not happen in other advanced countries.

Obama, in a statement to reporters at the White House, said he and his wife, Michelle, knew the pastor of the church who was killed.

President Barack Obama (left) with Vice President Joe Biden (right) speaks to the media. (Photo: AP)
President Barack Obama (left) with Vice President Joe Biden (right) speaks to the media. (Photo: AP)
9:03 PM , 18 Jun

A senior law enforcement officer has confirmed that the Charleston shotting suspect Dylann Roof has been taken into custody.

8:03 PM , 18 Jun

Suspect Identified as Dylann Roof

The police has identified the shooter as 21-year-old Dylan Roof.

6:32 PM , 18 Jun

Gunman spares a woman

While the gunman shot dead three male victims and six females, he spared one woman so she could ‘tell the world what happened’, an eye witnesses said.

A five-year-old child who was inside the church survived the attack by playing dead after her grandmother told her to do so, the Dailymail reported.

4:40 PM , 18 Jun

South Carolina police release photo of gunman

Police have released CCTV images of the white gunman who shot dead nine people in a possible race-hate crime at an African-American church in South Carolina.



An officer holds a flier distributed to media, on Thursday, with surveillance footage of a suspect wanted in the shooting. (Photo: AP)
An officer holds a flier distributed to media, on Thursday, with surveillance footage of a suspect wanted in the shooting. (Photo: AP)

This is an unspeakable act. This person is dangerous. we need every help we can get to bring this person into custody and make sure he pays the price with this horrible act.
-Joseph P Riley, Charleston Mayor


Published: 18 Jun 2015, 4:47 PM IST
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