Charleston Shooting: Mourners Gather for Prayer Service at Morris Brown AME Church
Supporters gathered on a hot day at Charleston's Morris Brown AME Church.
By LIZ KREUTZ and EMILY SHAPIRO
June 18, 2015, 7:12 PM
• 5 min read
-- Mourners gathered on a hot Charleston, South Carolina, day at a church prayer service, honoring the nine people killed when a gunman opened fire at another church Wednesday night.
Buckets of ice water were handed out today to people as they gathered at Charleston's Morris Brown AME Church for a noon memorial service to mourn the nine victims of the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The inside of Morris Brown AME was packed today, from the ground level to the balcony level. An overflow room was even set up for people to watch on monitors.
Speakers included South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and local leaders.