Shooting at historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Shooting at Historic Black Church in Charleston, South Carolina

Shooting at Historic Black Church in Charleston, South Carolina

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June 17 2015 11:14 PM

Shooting at Historic Black Church in Charleston, South Carolina

Police responded to a shooting at a downtown Charleston, South Carolina church on Wednesday night. The details are still a bit sketchy, but there are reports, as of yet unconfirmed, there are multiple fatalities at the historic black church Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal. The church holds Bible study every Wednesday, according to CNN. Charleston police have identified the suspect as a white male, approximately 21 years old.

Update, 11:45 p.m.: An earlier version of this post cited reports that the shooter had been taken into custody. According to Charleston police, the shooter is still at large.