Charleston police turn to Twitter, Facebook for help in suspect search

Accounts for the police department and the city government posted photos of the young-looking man suspected of shooting nine people at Emmanuel AME Church. (Update)

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Officials were quick to condemn the act as a hate crime. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley told reporters, “The only reason someone would walk into a church and shoot people that were praying is hate.”

As of Thursday morning, police were still looking for the suspect in the case, a young, white man caught on video outside Emmanuel AME Church. To help with the search, the Charleston Police Department’s Twitter and Facebook accounts posted screenshots:

On June 17, 2015 at approximately 8:00PM, the pictured white male suspect entered the Emanuel AME church located at 110…

Posted by City of Charleston Police Department on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Help police find the suspect in the shooting @ 110 Calhoun St

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