BREAKING! MASS SHOOTING at Black Church in Charleston; social media reports as many as EIGHT DEAD

Social media reports are indicating that a man entered a black church in South Carolina and shot and killed as many as eight people.


This man was apprehended early on, but it appears he wasn’t involved:

More info as it comes available. [Tweets added after first publication.]


More from ABC News:

Officials say multiple people are wounded after a shooting inside a Calhoun Street church.
The shooting happened about 9 p.m. 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.

Police took a local photographer wearing a backpack into custody but said they were still searching for a suspect.

Watch our report live here.

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