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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    This doesn't sound/look good.
  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Denmark Vesey's church. Damn.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Headline says 8 fatalities, story says there may be fatalities:

    Police are investigating a shooting downtown that may have resulted in multiple fatalities.

    Some reports by journalists and others on social media indicated there may have been multiple deaths, but that could not be confirmed with police, who said they had no information on victims. Police said the shooting took place at an address that corresponds with that of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

    The house of worship is the oldest AME church in the South and is led by South Carolina State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, a Democrat. The church has one of the oldest and largest black congregations south of Baltimore, according to its website. Denmark Vesey, executed for attempting to organize a major slave rebellion, was one of the founders.

    The shooting took place at about 9 p.m. ET, Charleston police said via Twitter. The gunman is still on the loose, police told the Charleston Post and Courier.

    The suspect is a white male about 21-years-old and is wearing a grey sweatshirt or hoodie, blue jeans and Timberland boots, officials said.

    Police investigating shooting in Charleston, S.C.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Who wants to bet that the asshole offs himself?
  5. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    They've got someone in custody.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    False report. It was a photog.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    And, naturally, the 24/7s are showing reruns from earlier in the evening than actually covering breaking news.
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    CNN finally live ... with the CNN International crew.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Nine dead.
  11. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Watching coverage and they describe the suspect and give his age as 21. How do they know his exact age?
  12. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Well-Known Member

    About eight years after the tragedy of the Sofa Superstore tragedy, where a bunch of firefighters were killed when the roof collapsed on them.

    I was in Charleston last week on vacation. A city as beautiful as that doesn't deserve something as heinous as this.
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