Members of the community join hands and say a prayer on Thursday for the nine victims of Wednesday's Charleston church shooting during a special Prayer in the Park gathering at Ridgeland's Harold Turpin Park. One of the victims of the shooting was Ridgeland's State Sen. Clementa Pinckney.
Members of the community join hands and say a prayer on Thursday for the nine victims of Wednesday's Charleston church shooting during a special Prayer in the Park gathering at Ridgeland's Harold Turpin Park. One of the victims of the shooting was Ridgeland's State Sen. Clementa Pinckney. Staff photo
Members of the community join hands and say a prayer on Thursday for the nine victims of Wednesday's Charleston church shooting during a special Prayer in the Park gathering at Ridgeland's Harold Turpin Park. One of the victims of the shooting was Ridgeland's State Sen. Clementa Pinckney. Staff photo

In their own words: Local and regional reaction to Emanuel AME shooting

June 18, 2015 10:11 AM