As we previously reported, 9 people were shot and killed last night at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.
Here’s what we know now.
Police have labeled the incident a “hate crime” and the FBI is involved in the investigation:
6 women and 3 men were killed:
And there were 3 survivors, including a 5-year-old child who reportedly played dead to avoid getting shot:
The gunman is still at large. Police have released these photos and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect:
This suspect actually sat in on the Bible study for over an hour before opening fire:
There were earlier worries of a bomb threat of some sort, but that threat is now over according to the Charleston PD: