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US church shooting aftermath: In pictures

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th June 2015 02:47 PM

Thousands of mourners clutching red and white roses attended a vigil for nine African-American shot dead in a church.

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Thousands of mourners clutching red and white roses attended a vigil for nine African-American shot dead in a church.


Thousands of mourners clutching red and white roses
attended a vigil in the stunned city of Charleston Friday to remember nine African-American men and women shot dead by a suspected white supremacist.


For someone reportedly bent on igniting a race war, Dylann Storm Roof had little to say for himself in the first of what will be many court appearances. The 21-year-old suspect in Wednesday night's massacre at an African-American church Bible study class spoke only to answer a judge's questions at a 14-minute bail hearing.





The Rev. Sidney Davis and other area pastors pray together outside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church June 18, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina

 

 


US President Barack Obama speaks alongside US Vice President Joe Biden about the shooting deaths of nine people at a historic black church

 

 


A woman holds a silent vigil for the nine victims of the deadly shooting. Among the dead was the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a state senator and a pastor at Emanuel AME

 

 

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Cornell Brooks, President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), speaks to the press at the local chapter of the NAACP June 19, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina

 

 


Maranda Mincey (L) of Charleston and Steward Watson of Baltimore weep and embrace outside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

 

 


Photographs of the nine victims killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina are held up by congregants during a prayer vigil at the the Metropolitan AME Church June 19, 2015 in Washington, DC

 

 


This Charleston County Sheriff booking photo obtained  on June 19, 2015 shows suspect Dylann Root. US police arrested the white high school dropout June 18, 2015 suspected of carrying out the gun massacre. (AFp/Charleston County Sheriff)

 

 


Congregants in Washington, DC hold hands during a prayer vigil for the nine victims

 

 


Members of the Charleston Pipe and Drum march into a prayer vigil for the nine victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting at the College of Charleston TD Arena

 

 


Family members of the nine victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting comfort one another during a prayer vigil at the College of Charleston TD Arena

 

 


A woman writes a message of respect on a giant poster outside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston

 

 


While calling for a national dialogue on guns, Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley said, "We don't want to live in a country where we need a security guard for a Bible study," during a prayer vigil for the nine victims

 

 


People attend a night vigil for the victims of the gun massacre

 

 


Thousands of people hold hands and sing "We Shall Overcome" during a prayer vigil

 

 


A man holds a rose during a prayer vigil for the nine victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting at the College of Charleston TD Arena

 

 


People queue to lay flowers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina

 

 


A woman cries at a makeshift memorial outside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. For someone reportedly bent on igniting a race war, Dylann Storm Roof had little to say for himself in the first of what will be many court appearances

 

 


A police officer guards and entrance to the Emanuel AME Church  in Charleston

 

 


An FBI investigation team leaves the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 19, 2015. Police captured the white suspect in a gun massacre at one of the oldest black churches in the United States, the latest deadly assault to feed simmering racial tensions

 

US church shooting aftermath: In pictures

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