Charleston survivor played dead to protect granddaughter

2015-06-19 08:50
Alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office, AP)

Alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office, AP)

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WATCH: Snapchat from Charleston victim posted moments before shooting

2015-06-19 08:58

A Snapchat video shared by those close to a Charleston shooting victim, was allegedly taken during the Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church moments before a gunman opened fire on the attendees.WATCH

Lexington - Felecia Sanders says she survived a shooting massacre at a historic black church in Charleston by playing dead as she lay on top of her granddaughter to protect her.

Cynthia Taylor told The Associated Press that she spoke with Sanders and that is what Sanders told her.

Taylor is the niece of 87-year-old shooting victim Susie Jackson, who was a longtime member of The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and sang in the choir.

A white male fatally shot nine people at the church Wednesday night during a Bible study session.

Police arrested 21-year-old Dylann Roof in North Carolina on Thursday and flew him back to South Carolina to face charges.

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