Dallas church with Charleston connection mourns shooting victims

A Dallas church with a connection to a deadly church shooting in South Carolina mourned the dead on Thursday.

People were reading scripture inside a historically black Charleston church when gunfire erupted, killing nine people.

St. Paul AME church has a personal connection to this apparent hate crime – the daughter of one of the victims attends the Oak Cliff church.

Ethel Lee Lance, 70, worked at Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston for more than three decades and served as a sexton. Her daughter is a chaplain at Tenth Episcopal District Church in Oak Cliff.

The Oak Cliff church held a prayer service midday Thursday and the bishop asked her congregation to rise up and fight racism.

"Every month we're standing to offer support to another family to grieve another child, another someone else and to say, 'Something must be done,' so if this does not get you off of the sidelines, enough to speak, I'm not quite sure what will," said Bishop Vashti McKenzie.

McKenzie said Ethel Lee Lance's family will go to Charleston and the family asks for privacy during mourning.

A photo of suspect Dylann Roof, 21, was found on his Facebook page with the young man wearing a jacket with patches representing South African apartheid and white supremacy.

Roof waived extradition on Thursday and will be taken back to Charleston to face justice. An all-night manhunt led to his arrest during a traffic stop 250 miles from the church on Thursday morning.

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