Night shot of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston with police vehicle by the church
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A look at the church in the Charleston shooting

Nine people have been shot dead at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and a hunt is under way for a white gunman.

Police described the attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church as a "hate crime".

Here is a look at the church's role in African-American history and how the Charleston community has reacted to the shooting.

  • 18 Jun 2015
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