Police say they have captured the man wanted in the mass shooting at a local church in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspect is 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof.
FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports:
The suspected gunman was found at a traffic stop in the town of Shelby, North Carolina... That's to the west of Charlotte and some 250 miles north of here.
At the conference with reporters, city leaders and state leaders held back no emotion to express sadness at the events of the past day. Even South Carolina's Governor Nikki Haley shed tears, saying that the heart of the state had been broken.
But, now law enforcement says both South Carolina and federal prosecutors will take the case to prosecution.
In Charleston, South Carolina, Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.
President Obama had done what he says he's already done too many times... Address the nation after a mass shooting.
FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports:
President Obama says he knows members of the Emanuel Church in Charleston, including the pastor who was killed, along with eight other worshipers.
(President Obama) "I've had to make statements like this too many times."
Here at the White House, President Obama says without knowing all the facts, it is clear someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting a gun.
(President Obama) "At some point, we as a country, will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries."
Efforts for new gun control legislation after previous mass shootings have stalled in Congress.
At the White House, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.
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