Check out new details from around the Web on the shooting of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston Wednesday night.
▪ ‘He said he wanted to start a civil war’: The roommate of the alleged shooter, Dylann Roof, spoke to ABC News about Roof’s plans to commit a shooting.
▪ ‘This type of mass violence does not happen in other countries’: President Barack Obama spoke yesterday on the shooting, discussing gun violence and the history of violence against black churches.
▪ Remembering the victims: Charleston County, S.C., coroner Rae Wooten released the names of the nine victims, who are remembered here by USA Today.
▪ ‘I was scared’: North Carolina resident Debbie Dills called police after suspecting she had spotted Roof’s car while driving to work; she talked about her experience on the Today show.
▪ ‘My Hope is Built’: Churchgoers sang the hymn at a vigil at Morris Brown AME Church, one of many prayer vigils held in Charleston Thursday, The Post and Courier reports.
▪ The death penalty: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said in an interview on the “Today” show that she and South Carolinians will want the death penalty for Roof.
▪ Roof confesses: Authorities report that Roof has confessed to the shooting. He is currently in custody in South Carolina.
▪ ‘God, speak words of comfort’: A group gathered to mourn S.C. state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, who died in the shooting, in his hometown, The State reports.
▪ The world reacts Foreigners give their opinions on the shooting and gun laws in the U.S. in a report by the Associated Press.
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