Last night’s tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina has left many people numb. Nine people, including South Carolina state senator and pastor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney -- were shot to death by suspected gunman Dylann Storm Roof.
As the investigation surrounding the shooting continues, many public figures have expressed their thoughts via social media. Check out a few below.
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 18, 2015
The young man at large in Charleston, SC did not create terrorism, he reflects terrorism. Pray for the families & the nation.
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) June 18, 2015
Was already weary. Was already heavy hearted. Was already tired. Where can we be safe? Where can we be free? Where can we be black?
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) June 18, 2015
NAACP: "no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God & slaughters innocent people engaged in study of scripture" #Charleston
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) June 18, 2015
Sending all my morning prayers to the people of the Emanuel AME Church and the residents of Charleston. Our hearts are heavy.
— IG: @UncleRUSH (@UncleRUSH) June 18, 2015
From Paris to Charleston, the sacred boundaries of houses of worship is being crossed by violence!!
— A. R. Bernard (@ARBernard) June 18, 2015
— MichaelaAngela Davis (@MichaelaAngelaD) June 18, 2015
Interesting. The suspect is unknown and at large. But already he being discussed as mentally ill? Oh, okay. #CharlestonShooting
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) June 18, 2015
An attack upon a house of worship is by its very nature an act of TERRORISM - cnt be tolerated in a civilized society🙏 #CharlestionShooting
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) June 18, 2015