Anger, sadness in Seattle after Charleston shooting

Seattle reacted Thursday to the news out of Charleston, SC, that a white man started shooting at a historic black church, killing nine Wednesday night. Charleston police called the shooting a hate crime.

Emanuel AME Church’s pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pickney, also a South Carolina state senator, died, along with eight others, according to police.

One of Pickney’s relatives told NBC News that a survivor told her the shooter sat with the bible study group for an hour and then started to shoot while making pejorative statements about black people.

Police conducted an overnight manhunt. Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested in North Carolina in connection with the Charleston shooting after someone he knew recognized him in surveillance footage from the church, police said. Roof’s Facebook photo shows him wearing a jacket with flags from apartheid-era South Africa and Rhodesia.

Seattle took to Twitter to react to the news:

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