Charleston Shooting Suspect Is Reportedly 21-Year-Old Dylann Roof

The suspect in a mass shooting Wednesday night at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina was identified Thursday morning as 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, local news outlets reported.

Columbia TV station WIS cited anonymous law enforcement sources who identified Roof, of Eastover, South Carolina, as the suspect.

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