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First funerals held for Charleston shooting victims

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 01:01

Mourners have gathered to say goodbye to two victims killed in last week's massacre at a historic black church in South Carolina. Linda So reports.

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The painful process of saying goodbye has begun in Charleston. Mourners gathered at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church to pay final respects to 70-year-old Ethel Lance. Her funeral was the first to be held after last week's massacre that took the lives of nine victims at the Emanuel AME Church. Governor Nikki Haley, and activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were there to pay tribute. Twenty-one year-old Dylann Roof has been charged in the killings. SOUNDBITE: REVEREND JOHN SINGLETARY, SAYING: "When you have an individual who purposely comes in to a religious ceremony. They sit they wait and then decide to pull the trigger to end a life, there is a problem." Services were also held for victim Sharonda Coleman-Singleton at the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston. A viewing was also held for Reverend Clementa Pinckney at the church where he grew up in Ridgeland. President Obama will deliver the eulogy at his funeral on Friday.

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First funerals held for Charleston shooting victims

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 01:01