'Charleston shooter' in custody - reports

2015-06-18 17:24
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 - The 21-year-old shooter who shot and killed nine people at a historically black church in downtown Charleston, has been caught, according to reports.

CNN reported on Thursday that Dylann Roof of Lexington, South Carolina, was caught in North Carolina.

Roof was captured hours after police 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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