Charleston Church Shooter Identified As 21-Year-Old Dylann Roof

By : Sam Ridgway |


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The young man who killed nine black people in a “hate crime” in Charleston last night has allegedly been identified as 21-year-old white man, Dylann Roof, after his uncle reportedly phoned the police.

CCTV images of him were plastered on news channels across the globe shortly after news broke about the shooting at the church in South Carolina.

Now, Sky News are currently breaking the news that his uncle saw said CCTV images and immediately phoned the police, identified him, then went on to state that Dylann recently received a gun for his birthday.

Police are currently surrounding his mother’s home in Charleston but it is currently unknown as to whether the suspect is there or not. Authorities are continuing to search for his black sedan that was also pictured at the scene.

Screen shot 2015 06 18 at 15.43.22Dylann Roof mugshot from previous arrest