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Parishioners mourn South Carolina shooting victims

Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 01:49

Hundreds attend memorial service at Charleston church were nine parishioners were killed in cold blood. Sean Carberry reports.

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**CBS - DIGITAL USE ONLY, NO BROADCAST USE WORLDWIDE, NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS. NO ACCESS CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA MEDIA MARKET WEBSITES. WEBSITE PHOTOS AT END OF STORY FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. PICTURES PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THESE IMAGES. PICTURES DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS~** Just days after nine parishioners were gunned down there, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church reopens its doors. The memorial service at the oldest African-American congregation in the southern U.S. strikes an uplifting tone. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REVEREND DR. NORVEL GOFF SR., INTERIM HEAD OF CHURCH, SAYING: "A lot of folks expected us to do something strange, and to break out in a riot. Well, they just don't know us." Reverend Dr. Norvel Goff Sr., the interim leader of the parish, presided over the two-hour service. He says that hearts are broken and tears are still being shed. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REVEREND DR. NORVEL GOFF SR., INTERIM HEAD OF CHURCH, SAYING: "But through it all we are reminded that we serve a god who still cares," South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and U.S. Senator Tim Scott attend the service. Goff calls on the congregation to come together to heal and build a better community. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REVEREND DR. NORVEL GOFF SR., INTERIM HEAD OF CHURCH, SAYING: "There's a time and place for everything, and now it's a time for us to focus on the nine families." The suspected gunman, 21-year Dylann Roof, was captured on Thursday and arraigned on nine counts of murder. Federal officials are investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime. Roof appears to have written a racist manifesto that surfaced on a website on Saturday. Reuters could not immediately confirm who created the website.

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Parishioners mourn South Carolina shooting victims

Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 01:49