The Victims Of The Church Shooting In Charleston

18 Jun 2015, Charleston, South Carolina, USA --- Lisa Doctor joins a prayer circle early Thursday, June 18, 2015, down the street from the Emanuel AME Church following a shooting Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman) --- Image by © David Goldman/AP/Corbis — REUTERS
Jun 18, 2015 at 2:32 PM ET

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.

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. 

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.

Susie Jackson, a member of the South Carolina Order of the Eastern Star, a fraternal organization with chapters across the country. She was 87.

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.

Daniel Simmons, a reverend from another church in Charleston. He was 74-years-old.

Ethel Lee Lance, a sexton at the church. He was 70-years-old.

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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