CHARLESTON, SC — The Department of Justice is opening a hate crime investigation into the shooting that took place at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, a DOJ spokesperson said Thursday.
The investigation will run parallel to the state investigation and will coordinate with the FBI.
Charleston gunman told survivor he was letting her live so she could tell people what happened, NAACP official says. http://t.co/4Z8oXzQP3K
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The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified all nine victims of shooting. We have posted them below.
Cynthia Hurd, 54
Suzy Jackson, 87
Ethel Lance, 70
Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49
Hon. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41
Tywanza Sanders, 26
Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74
Rev. Sharonda Singleton, 45
Myra Thompson, 59