Charleston Shooting: Emanuel AME Church Reopens For First Service
The historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine black people were killed when a white man opened fire during a Bible study, will reopen on Sunday. Cleaning crews worked at the church on Saturday and church members announced they will hold a Sunday service.
Arriving from around the US on Saturday to pay respects to those killed, mourners created makeshift memorials as a small step toward healing from the latest US mass shooting.
Outside the church, the oldest African-American congregation in the southern US, bouquets, bears and balloons covered the sidewalk while hundreds of people lined up to mourn, sing hymns and leave memorials.