Victims Killed In Charleston Church Shooting Identified
The names of some of the innocent lives taken during Wednesday night’s horrific Charleston massacre have been identified by friends and family.
The suspected killer, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church during bible study and opened fire, killing 6 women and 3 men, including the pastor, state senate, Clementa C. Pinckney.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims loved ones.
Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney was a popular pastor within the community. Not only was he a strong public figure, but he also served as state senator. The 41-year-old was the father to two children, Eliana and Malana. Pinckney received his first appointment as a pastor at age 18, was first elected to the state’s House of Representatives at age 23 and at 27, was elected to the state Senate.