Coroner Releases Names of the Nine Victims Killed in #CharlestonShooting

Coroner Releases Names of the Nine Victims Killed in #CharlestonShooting

Coroner Releases Names of the Nine Victims Killed in #CharlestonShooting
Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten (Photo Credit: NBC News)

In a quiet, somber voice, Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten today revealed the identities of the nine victims killed by Dylann Roof in the Charleston, South Carolina shooting last night:

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It is with great sadness that we bring the names of the deceased to you here:

Rev. Clementa Pinckney was just 41, and also a South Carolina state senator.

Cynthia Hurd, 54, was a librarian for the Charleston County Public Library for 30 years.

Twenty-six-year-old Tywanza Sanders was a recent graduate of Allen University in Columbia, and worked in a barber shop. He died while trying to save a family member.

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton was a 45-year-old mother of three, a reverend, and a popular high school girl’s track coach.

Myra Thompson was 59 and the wife of Rev. Anthony Thompson, a vicar at Holy Trinity REC.

Seventy-year-old Ethel Lee Lance, a sexton, worked at the church for over thirty years.

Daniel L. Simmons, 74, was a ministerial staff member at the church.

A mother of four daughters, Rev. Depayne Middleton, 49, sung in the church choir.

Eighty-seven-year-old Susie Jackson was a longtime member of the church.


The Victory Girls hope and pray that the community of Charleston can find peace in the difficult days to come. Our hearts are with you. May the souls of your fallen rest in peace.

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