Media Reaction To The Charleston Church Shooting

CBS Atlanta

CHARLESTON, S.C. (CBS Atlanta) — The country continues to mourn after nine people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday night.

  • The alleged shooter, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, has been charged with nine counts of murder and is expected in court today.
  • Police are currently treating this shooting as a hate crime, and the Department of Justice has launched a federal civil rights investigation into the incident.
  • In a statement Thursday, President Barack Obama said “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this kind of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”

Reaction to the shooting has been strong and loud from across the media and and all communities. Many have been questioning why this particular shooting is being called a “hate crime” rather than an act of “terrorism.”

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