Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley confirms that nine people are dead in a shooting at the church.
Timeline of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston →
"The only reason that someone could walk into a church and shoot people praying is out of hate," Riley said. "It is the most dastardly act that one could possibly imagine, and we will bring that person to justice. ... This is one hateful person."
White man fatally shoots 9 in historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina →