Charleston church shooting victims identified

Nine people were murdered last night at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  Today they have been identified by the county coroner.

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The identities of the nine victims of Wednesday night’s shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have been released.

Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Myra Thompson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor and Susie Jackson were shot and killed by a gunman around 9 p.m. Wednesday during a prayer meeting inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Charleston county coroner, Rae Wooton, confirmed the victims’ names at a 3 p.m. press conference. All suffered gunshots, she said.

Check out the Washington Post Remembering The Charleston church shooting victims and BuzzFeed’s These Are The Victims of the Charleston Church Shooting.

Rest in Peace to Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Myra Thompson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor and Susie Jackson. My prayers and condolences go out to the victims and their families, friends and the people of Charleston, South Carolina.

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