The Victims Of The Church Shooting In Charleston
Here are the nine people who were killed in the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night.
Clementa Pickney, a state senator and pastor. Pickney, a Democrat, represented the South Carolina’s 45th district and was also the senior pastor at the Mother Emanuel AME Church, where the shooting occurred. He was 41 years old.
My heart goes out to the victims, including Rev. Clementa Pinckney, their friends and family and members of Emanuel AME Church. #EmmanuelAME
— James E. Clyburn (@Clyburn) June 18, 2015
Sharonda A. Coleman-Singleton, part of the ministerial staff at the church. Singleton was a speech therapist and a track-and-field coach at Goose Creek High School.
Something extremely terrible has happened to my mom tonight, please pray for her and my family. Pray asap
— Chris Singleton (@csingleton__2) June 18, 2015
Myra Thompson, the wife of Reverend Anthony Thompson of the Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church in Charleston. She was 59 years old.
Tywanza Sanders, a graduate of Allen University, where he studied business administration. He was 27.
— Erin Laviola (@ErinLaviola) June 18, 2015
Susie Jackson, a member of the South Carolina Order of the Eastern Star, a fraternal organization with chapters across the country. She was 87.
Mrs. Susie Jackson a member of Eastern Light Chapter No. 360 Order of the Eastern Star was also a shooting victim.
— Sh'Kur Francis (@_shkurfrancis) June 18, 2015
Cynthia Marie Graham-Hurd, sister of former North Carolina State Sen. Malcom Graham. She served as a branch manager for the St. Andrews Regional Library. She was 54.
— Chris | WBTV Web (@ChrisDotWeb) June 18, 2015
Daniel Simmons, a reverend from another church in Charleston. He was 74-years-old.
The Rev. Dan Simmons, a beloved clergyman and sage was among the victims last night. I remember his sweet spirit towards me and my family.
— Stephen A. Green (@encouraging1) June 18, 2015
Ethel Lee Lance, a sexton at the church. He was 70-years-old.
Ethel Lee Lance, dear ancestor, your life mattered. I speak your name. https://t.co/pt5xswYjV7
— Crystal S. Lewis (@CrystalLewis) June 18, 2015
Depayne Middleton, a pastor at the church. He was a retired director of the Charleston County Community Development Block Grant Program. He was 49-years-old.
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