Charleston Newspaper Apologizes For Gun Ad On Paper With Shooting News

Officers stand down the street from where a white man opened fire Wednesday during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church killing nine people in Charleston, S.C., Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Charleston’s Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, The Post and Courier, apologized on Thursday for running an ad for a gun shop on some of its papers Thursday morning, along with a headline about the shooting at a church that left nine people dead.

“The front-page sticky note that was attached to some home delivery newspapers on the same day as this tragedy is a deeply regrettable coincidence. We apologize to those who were offended,” the paper wrote on Facebook in response to a complaint.

Nine people were killed after a white man opened fire on Wednesday at a Bible study meeting in a Charleston, S.C., church. Police arrested a suspect, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, on Thursday in Shelby, N.C.

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