segunda-feira, 22 de junho de 2015

White gunman arrested in slaying of 9 at historic black church

Worshippers accumulate to urge in a hotel parking lot opposite a travel from a stage of a sharpened Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Worshippers accumulate to urge in a hotel parking lot opposite a travel from a stage of a sharpened Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A white male who assimilated a request assembly inside a ancestral black church and afterwards fatally shot 9 people was prisoner though insurgency Thursday after an all-night manhunt, Charleston’s military arch said.

Dylann Storm Roof, 21, spent scarcely an hour inside a church Wednesday night before murdering 6 women and 3 men, including a pastor, Chief Greg Mullen said. A citizen speckled his automobile in Shelby, North Carolina, scarcely 4 hours away.

The arch wouldn’t plead a motive. Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. called it “pure, pristine strong evil.” Stunned village leaders and politicians cursed a conflict on The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch pronounced a Justice Department has begun a hatred crime investigation.

President Barack Obama, who privately knew a slain pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, pronounced these shootings have to stop.

“At some point, we as a nation will have to reckon with a fact that this form of mass assault does not occur in other modernized countries,” Obama said.

Pinckney, 41, was a married father of dual who spent 19 years in a South Carolina legislature. He became a youngest member of a House when he was initial inaugurated as a Democrat during 23.

“He had a core not many of us have,” pronounced Sen. Vincent Sheheen, who sat beside Pinckney in a Senate. “I consider of a irony that a many peaceful of a 46 of us — a best of a 46 of us in this cover — is a one who mislaid his life.”

The other victims were identified as Cynthia Hurd, 54; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Sharonda Singleton, 45; Myra Thompson, 59; Ethel Lance, 70; Susie Jackson, 87; a Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74; and DePayne Doctor.

Sanders had recently graduated from Allen University. Hurd worked for Charleston County’s library complement for 31 years. Doctor was an enrolmentcounsellor during Southern Wesleyan University’s Charleston Campus, according to a friend.

Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten pronounced autopsies would be conducted over a subsequent several days and did not have specific information on how many times a victims were shot or a locations of their injuries.

Roof’s childhood friend, Joey Meek, alerted a FBI after noticing him in a notice camera image, pronounced Meek’s mother, Kimberly Konzny. Roof had ragged a same sweatshirt while personification Xbox videogames in their home recently.

“I don’t know what was going by his head,” Konzny said. “He was a unequivocally honeyed kid. He was quiet. He usually had a few friends.”

Roof had been to jail: State justice annals uncover a tentative transgression drug box and a past malfeasance trespassing charge.

He also displayed a flags of degraded white-ruled regimes: a Confederate dwindle was on his permit plate, Konzny said, and a print on his Facebook page shows him wearing a coupler with stitched-on dwindle rags from Rhodesia and apartheid-era South Africa.

Roof wasn’t famous to a Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., and it’s not transparent either he had any tie to a 16 white supremacist organizations handling in South Carolina, though he appears to be a “disaffected white supremacist,” shaped on his Facebook page, pronounced a centre’s president, Richard Cohen.

The sharpened evoked unpleasant memories of other attacks. Black churches were inebriated in a 1960s when they served as organizing hubs for a Civil Rights movement, and burnt by arsons opposite a South in a 1990s. Others survived sharpened sprees.

This sold congregation, that shaped in 1816, has a possess grave history: A founder, Denmark Vesey, was hanged after perplexing to classify a worker rebel in 1822, and white landowners burnt a church in revenge, withdrawal parishioners to ceremony subterraneous until after a Civil War.

This sharpened “should be a warning to us all that we do have a problem in a society,” pronounced state Rep. Wendell Gilliard, a Democrat whose district includes a church. “There’s a competition problem in a country. There’s a gun problem in a country. We need to act on them quickly.”

“Of all cities, in Charleston, to have a terrible horrible chairman go into a church and kill people there to urge and ceremony with any other is something that is over any grasp and is not explained,” Riley said. “We are going to put a arms around that church and that church family.”

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks pronounced “there is no larger doormat than a rapist who enters a residence of God and slaughters trusting people.”

A few bouquets of flowers tied to a military block outward a church shaped a tiny though flourishing memorial.

“Today we feel like it’s 9-11 again,” Bob Dyer, who works in a area, pronounced after withdrawal an arrangement of yellow flowers wrapped in plastic. “I’m in shock.”

The conflict came dual months after a deadly sharpened of an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, by a white military officer in beside North Charleston, that increasing secular tensions. The officer awaits hearing for murder, and a sharpened stirred South Carolina to pass a law, co-sponsored by Pinckney, to supply military statewide with physique cameras.

White gunman arrested in slaying of 9 at historic black church

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