BREAKING: Suspect captured in South Carolina shooting

By News Staff

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Authorities have captured a suspect in a mass shooting inside a predominantly black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

The suspect, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, of Lexington, SC, was taken into custody in North Carolina.

Officials say 9 people are dead including the churches pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, in the shooting that happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

The suspect was seen leaving the church in a black four door sedan, police say.

Police Chief Greg Mullen says the shooting is being called a hate crime. The FBI and state police helped in the search.

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