The Dallas Morning News reports:
“Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. called the shooting ‘an unfathomable and unspeakable act by somebody filled with hate and with a deranged mind.’
‘Of all cities, in Charleston, to have a horrible hateful person go into the church and kill people there to pray and worship with each other is something that is beyond any comprehension and is not explained,’ Riley said. ‘We are going to put our arms around that church and that church family.’
State House Minority leader Todd Rutherford told The Associated Press that the church’s pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among those killed.
Pinckney 41, was a married father of two who was elected to the state house at age 23, making him the youngest member of the House at the time.
‘He never had anything bad to say about anybody, even when I thought he should,’ Rutherford, D-Columbia, said. ‘He was always out doing work either for his parishioners or his constituents. He touched everybody.’
In a statement, NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks condemned the shooting.”
Two Important Posts from Gateway Pundit:
The Murderer Has Been Identified
According to the Gateway Pundit, the gunman has been identified as 20-year-old Dylann Storm Roof.
“You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”
The Murderer Has Been Arrested at a Traffic Stop
The Gateway Pundit reports that the murderer has been arrested.