Millions nationwide mourn the loss of nine black lives lost in Wednesday's shooting by gunman Dylann Roof at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
On Friday, family members expressed forgiveness over Roof's heinous act. The worshippers who were killed have been identified as Myra Thompson, 59; Cynthia Hurd, 54; Ethel Lance, 70; Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49; Hon. Rev. Tywanza Sanders, 26; Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74; Susie Jackson, 87; Rev. Sharonda Singleton, 45; AND Clementa Pinckney, 41.
Meanwhile, vigils have been held in Charleston, as well as in cities across the country, to remember and reflect on the innocent lives lost.
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