The nation is grieving this morning after a gunman opened fire inside a South Carolina church on Wednesday night killing nine people.
The suspect, a white male in his 20’s, walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston during bible study and killed six women and three men, including the pastor, state senator, Clementa Pinckney.
According to new reports, the suspect sat in bible study for about an hour before opening fire.
There were 13 people total in the building when the massacre at the historic church occurred. Apparently, the gunman vocalized he was going to let one woman live so she can go back out and report what happened.
The suspect is still at large and an intense manhunt is underway in the city.
Several celebrities have taken to social media to express their pain following the devastating news.