CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The shooting happened about 9 p.m. at the Emanuel AME Church at 110 Calhoun Street, according to Charleston police.
The suspect is described as a clean-shaven white male, about 21 years old. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt or hoodie, blue jeans and Timberland boots, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said.
Heavily-armed police have surrounded the area around as they search for the suspect. The FBI, State Law Enforcement Division, the coroner’s office and multiple police agencies are on the scene.