9 dead in shooting at US mega church

By Drum Digital
18 June 2015

Several people were shot dead at an African American church in the United States late Wednesday

, CNN reported, citing a source close to the police investigation.

It reported the death toll as nine in a later news flash.

The killings happened at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

"It's a very bad scene," said local pastor Thomas Dixon. "Apparently the person just entered the church and opened fire."

The shooter was a white man in his 20s and was still at large, police said.

DPA

Source: News24

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