21-Year-Old Dylan Roof Identified As Prime Suspect In Charleston Shooting
Police are currently at the home of 21-year-old Dylann Roof's mother, as they try to track down the prime suspect in the killings of nine people.
The suspect being hunted by police after nine people were killed in a horrific church shooting has been named by the FBI as Dylann Roof.
The 21-year-old is suspected of carrying out the shooting inside a Charleston church last night.
FBI agents are now at his mum's home as they desperately try to find the suspect.
Roof's uncle this afternoon revealed the suspect had received a gun as a birthday present in April.
It emerged this afternoon the gunman said "I have to do it" before killing nine people inside a church, a survivor has revealed.
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley echoed that sentiment, saying everything must be done to find a culprit he described as “somebody filled with hate and with a deranged mind.”
The man is a “no-good, horrible person” who must be taken into custody as soon as possible, he said. “Of course we will make sure he pays the price for this horrible act.”
Wednesday night’s attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is being investigated as a hate crime. All the victims, who include the church’s pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, were black. Six of those killed were female and three male.