Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old South Carolina man accused of carrying out a hate-fueled shooting at a church in Charleston last month, was indicted on murder and attempted murder charges on Tuesday. A grand jury indicted Roof on the nine counts of murder for opening fire on black worshipers during a June 17 Bible study session at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historically black congregation. Roof, who is white, was also indicted on three attempted murder charges for wounding survivors of the mass shooting, according to the Charleston Post and Courier newspaper.
Following the shooting, Roof was also charged with a single weapons charge. It wasn't immediately clear if the grand jury returned an indictment on that charge.
BREAKING: Dylann Roof indicted on 9 murder charges, as well as 3 attempted murder counts for the victims who survived #CharlestonShooting.
— The Post and Courier (@postandcourier) July 7, 2015