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Area vigils planned in response to Charleston shooting

Several vigils are planned in response to the killing of nine people late Wednesday in Charleston.
Several vigils are planned in response to the killing of nine people late Wednesday in Charleston. jblackmon@thesunnews.com

Area churches and organizations are planning vigils in response to the killing of nine people at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. late Wednesday.

The vigils are:

▪ Thursday, 7 p.m. at Saint Paul AME Church in Little River; 1175 U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach. For more info: 399-6421

▪ Saturday, 4 p.m. at 1906 Log Cabin Rd. in Loris; Stop the Violence Peace Walk, with speaker Ed Wilson. For more info: Cookie Warner 877-27274 or Ed Wilson at 602-2425.

▪ Saturday, 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church; 2901 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449990718630464/1450068675289335/

Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old suspect in the killing of nine people in an historic black church in downtown Charleston, was taken into custody Thursday in Shelby, N.C., several news outlets reported, citing an unidentified police source.

Six women and three men died, eight of them at the church and one at a hospital, Charleston Police Chief Gregory Mullen said Thursday morning. Three people survived the shooting. Mullen declined to give their names or ages, or to identify the victims.

This list will be updated as more information becomes available. If you are sponsoring a vigil and would like to add it to this list, please contact Claire Byun at 626-0381 or cbyun@thesunnews.com.

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