DOJ Civil Rights Division To Investigate Charleston Shooting As A Hate Crime


The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the FBI, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office will open a hate crime investigation into the Wednesday mass shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., according to multiple news outlets.

Nine people were killed when a white man opened fire during a Bible study meeting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in downtown Charleston on Wednesday. Police are also investigating the shooting as a hate crime, and were still searching for the gunman on Thursday morning.

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