CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Several downtown Charleston churches will be ringing their bells Sunday to honor the victims of the fatal mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church Wednesday night:
"South Carolina, is often referred to as the 'Holy City,' a place where church steeples—not skyscrapers—dot the skyline. This Sunday at 10 a.m., our church bells will ring loudly and proudly to proclaim our community's unity," the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau posted on its Facebook page.
They listed the following participating churches:
The Charleston County Coroner's Office identified these nine victims from Wednesday's mass shooting: Cynthia Hurd, 54; Susie Jackson, 87; Ethel Lance, 70; Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49; The Honorable Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Rev. Daniel Simmons, 74, who died at MUSC; Rev. Sharonda Singleton, 45; and Myra Thompson, 59.