All nine victims of Charleston shooting identified
 

All nine victims of the horrific Charleston shooting at Emanuel AME Church have been identified.

The victims, whose ages range from 26 to 87, were named by Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten Thursday afternoon.

The suspected gunman, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, was arrested early Thursday in North Carolina.

Here are the victim’s names:

1) Sharonda Coleman-Singleton (45) was a mother of three, speech therapist and high school track coach at Goose Creek High School in South Carolina. She was also a reverend at Emanuel, according to the church’s website.

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton (pictured right)

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton (pictured right)

2) Reverend Clementa Pinckney (41) was the pastor at Emanuel AME Church. He was also a South Carolina state Senator. He was a married father of two.

Rev. Clementa Pinckney

Rev. Clementa Pinckney

3) Cynthia Hurd (54) was a librarian who had served as the manager at St. Andrews Regional Library since 2011 and worked at the county’s libraries for 31 years. Officials will reportedly rename the library in her honor.

Cynthia Hurd

Cynthia Hurd

4) Tywanza Sanders (26) was a recent graduate from Allen University in Columbia and was working at a barber shop. He had a “inkling towards entrepreneurship” and was “outgoing” according to the university’s president.

Tywanza Sanders

Tywanza Sanders

5) Myra Thompson (59) was wife to Reverend Anthony Thomspon, who is a Vicar at Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church in Charleston. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Myra Thompson

Myra Thompson

6) Ethel Lance (70) was retired and worked at the church for more than 30 years, most recently as a janitor.

Ethel Lance

Ethel Lance

7) Rev. Daniel L. Simmons (74) was a ministerial staff member at the church who attended Bible study every Wednesday, according to his daughter.

Rev. Daniel L. Simmons, Sr.

Rev. Daniel L. Simmons, Sr.

8) Susie Jackson (87) was Ethel Lance’s cousin according to reports. She was a “longtime church member.” She served in the choir and the church’s usher board.

Susie Jackson

Susie Jackson

9) DePayne Doctor (49) was a mother of four and minister. She also sang in the church choir at Emanuel AME.

DePayne Doctor

DePayne Doctor

 

 
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