Charleston Shooter Indicted For Murder, Firearms Violations & Hate Crimes

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Dylann Roof, suspect in the June 17th Charleston shooting, has been indicted on 33 counts, including murder, firearms violations, and hate crimes.

The 21 year old shot and killed 9 people and wounded one at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof had the intention of starting a race war.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivered statements at a press conference on Wednesday.

The list of indictments include charges made under two different hate crime prevention acts that protect victims from discrimination due to their race and their freedom to practice religion.

The racially motivated shooting has stirred debate about race relations, most notably the presence of the confederate flag in southern states.

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