Please continue to uplift the families of these victims. This post will be updated as victims are identified.
Reverend Clementa Pinckney, 41, state senator and pastor of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church.
Read about his life and work here.
Reverend Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45, a mother of three, reverend, and high school track coach.
Please say a prayer for my good friend! He lost his mom in the shooting last night. Please pray #CharlestonShooting pic.twitter.com/UeYI1jy3nQ— Jantzen Raymond (@JayRaymond13) June 18, 2015
Cynthia Hurd, 54, a 31 year veteran librarian at the Charleston County Public Library.
“Cynthia was a tireless servant of the community who spent her life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth,” the Charleston County Public Library said in a statement.All 16 county library locations closed to honor slain branch manager Cynthia Hurd. #CharlestonShooting— Andrew Knapp (@offlede) June 18, 2015
Tywanza Sanders, 26, a graduate from Allen University in Columbia's Division of Business Administration in 2014.
Myra Thompson, 59, the wife reverend Anthony Thomspon, the Vicar at Holy Trinity REC.
6Pray for the Rev. Anthony Thompson, Vicar, Holy Trinity REC (ACNA) with the killing of his wife, Myra, in the #CharlestonShooting #Anglican— ACNA (@The_ACNA) June 18, 2015
Ethel Lee Lance, 70, is among the victims, her daughter tells ABC news.
“I’m lost, I’m lost,” her grandson Jon Quil Lance told the Post and Courier as he waited outside the trauma center of Medical University Hospital, where the victims were being treated. He said his granny was “the heart of the family.”UPDATE: Ethel Lee Lance among victims killed in church shooting, her daughter says. https://t.co/DM3rMzdS8d— ABC News (@ABC) June 18, 2015
Reverend Daniel L. Simmons, 74, a ministerial staff member who attended Bible Study every Wednesday.
I can't believe that Rev. Dan Simmons is gone. This man baptized me, married my parents, and eulogized my granny— Sh'Kur Francis (@_shkurfrancis) June 18, 2015
Reverend Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49, a minister and mother of four daughters.
Susie Jackson, 87, a long time member of the church and member of the Eastern Light Chapter No. 360 Order of the Eastern Star.
SHE HAS A NAME: Susie Jackson, a longtime church member was killed at AME Church last night. pic.twitter.com/oUL7n1DGBw— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) June 18, 2015