US police on Thursday captured Dylann Roof, 21, suspected of killing nine people during a prayer at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, North Carolina.
The victims of the shooting, which took place on Wednesday evening, included the church's pastor, the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, 41, a Democratic member of the state Senate. Earlier in the day Pickney reportedly campaigned with Hillary Clinton as she continues her presidential campaign tour in Charleston.
The shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the oldest US black churches, was one of the worst attacks on a place of worship in the country in recent years, and comes at a time of lingering racial tensions.