Several people were killed in a shooting at an historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, a source close to the investigation told CNN.
The shooter is still at large.
The shooting took place Wednesday evening at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest AME church in the South.
Police haven't said how many people have been shot. But the source who spoke to CNN said several bodies were in the church that were yet to be identified.
Updates to follow.
Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 9:10 PM PT: The suspect is described as a "clean-shaven white man in his 20s, wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans and boots."
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Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 9:22 PM PT:
White folks attacking Black Churches during the 60s was domestic terrorism then and it's still domestic terrorism now. Call it what it is.
Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 9:32 PM PT: Priorities:
CNN just cut away from breaking coverage of the Charleston shooting to go to breaking news about Brian Williams returning to NBC.
Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 9:51 PM PT (Meteor Blades): Police confirm that nine are dead and one is Sen. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of the church.
Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 9:52 PM PT (Meteor Blades): Eight dead at the scene, one died later at the hospital, one other victim hospitalized.
Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 9:57 PM PT (Meteor Blades): Police chief says the shooting "unfathomable" and mayor says it's "inexplicable." Seriously?
Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 10:00 PM PT (Meteor Blades): Gregory Mullen - Charleston, S.C., Chief of Police: "It will be investigated as a hate crime."
Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 10:08 PM PT: Currently Fox News is running an interview with Donald Trump.
Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 10:26 PM PT (Meteor Blades):
Governor who flies Confederate flag at SC capitol says "we’ll never understand what motivates" #Charleston massacre: http://t.co/...— @ChMadar
12:57 AM PT: No words ...
Local NAACP official: Gunman told survivor he'd let her live so she could tell everyone else what happened. #CharlestonShooting
3:09 AM PT: Charleston Police Chief Gregory Mullen just held a brief press conference, saying the shooter is still at large but they do have surveillance images of the suspect and what they believe to be his vehicle. Another press conference with more information will be held at 7 AM ET.
3:49 AM PT: Here's the photo of the suspect released by the Charleston Police Department earlier this morning:
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