A white man started shooting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston during a prayer meeting last night, killing nine people, including the pastor. Authorities are describing this as a hate crime of 3 men and six women.

An intense manhunt continues as the shooter remains at large, while public safety officials have released surveillance photos.

BBC News - South Carolina church shooting: Nine die in Charleston 'hate crime'

Gunman at large after killing nine at black South Carolina church via @Reuters

9 dead in shooting at black church in Charleston, S.C. via @usatoday

Police: 9 Dead in Charleston Church Shooting



BBC News - Charleston church shooting: Suspected gunman arrested

Dylann Storm Roof, a 21-year-old from the Columbia, S.C.

FBI names suspect in killing of 9 at black Charleston church via @usatoday