Charleston shootings: Victims remembered as church reopens
June 21, 2015 5:26 pm
The names of the nine people shot dead at an African-American church in South Carolina have been read out in its first service since Wednesday’s attack.
The visiting reverend, Norvel Goff, said the “devil entered” but failed to “take control of your church”.
He stood in for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the victims of the attack on the bible-studying group.
Hundreds of people packed the Emanuel AME church for the service on Sunday morning, amid tight security.
Police are investigating an online post, possibly by suspected gunman Dylann Roof, which may outline his motivation for the attack.