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Dylann Roof

Source: Police / Dylann Roof, Charleston Shooter

CNN and the Charlotte Observer reports that Dylann Roof, the suspect in the fatal shooting at a Charleston church, was caught in Shelby, North Carolina. The FBI has confirmed to CNN that Roof is in custody.

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The shooting occurred about 9 p.m. at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Roof opened fire inside the church during Bible study, killing nine people. Roof reportedly sat in on the Bible study for an hour before he started shooting.

The victims included state Sen. Clementa Pinkney, also the church’s pastor. Former N.C. state Sen. Malcolm Graham is concerned that his sister was inside the church when the shooting occurred. Graham had been unable to reach his sister and told the Charlotte Observer that he was headed to Charleston.

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