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Surreace Cox of North Charleston, S.C., holds a sign during a prayer vigil down the street from the Emanuel AME Church early Thursday following a shooting Wednesday night that killed nine people. (David Goldman/AP)
Surreace Cox of North Charleston, S.C., holds a sign during a prayer vigil down the street from the Emanuel AME Church early Thursday following a shooting Wednesday night that killed nine people. (David Goldman/AP)
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Wednesday night in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof allegedly walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and sat in a prayer service for about an hour.

Police suspect he then opened fire and killed nine people.

"There's something particularly heartbreaking about a death happening in a place in which we seek solace and we seek peace, in a place of worship," said President Obama.

We hear from a pastor at a local African Methodist Episcopal church in Dorchester.

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Rev. Dr. Gregory Groover, pastor at the Historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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WBUR: Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Is Caught

  • "A white man was arrested Thursday in the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina."

WBUR: ‘A Line Has Been Crossed': The Rev. Jeff Brown On S.C. Church Shooting

  • "A shooting Wednesday night at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, has left nine people dead — three men and six women — including the pastor of the church, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney."

This segment aired on June 18, 2015.

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