Charleston shooter has old SA flag on jacket

2015-06-18 16:48
A picture of the suspect in the Charleston church shooting. (Facebook)

A picture of the suspect in the Charleston church shooting. (Facebook)

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Charleston - Police have identified the suspect in a fatal shooting that killed nine people at a historically black church in downtown Charleston as 21-year-old Dylann Roof of Lexington, South Carolina.

An intense manhunt is under way for Roof. Police have released surveillance video photographs of the gunman and a dark coloured sedan he may have used to get away.

Nine people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the downtown Emanuel AME Church on Wednesday night. Police say the young white man joined a prayer meeting at the church and then opened fire.

Authorities have called it a hate crime. Federal officials have opened an investigation.

In a picture published on his Facebook page he is is seen wearing a jacket with both the old South African and Rhodesian flags on the right hand side.
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