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Dylann Roof's family gives statement on Charleston shooting

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Following Dylann Roof's bond hearing in Charleston on Friday, Roof's family released a statement regarding the shooting, saying they extend "their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims."

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those killed this week,” the statement read. “We have all been touched by the moving words from the victims' families offering God's forgiveness and love in the face of such horrible suffering.”

On Friday afternoon, during Roof's bond hearing, several family members of the victims spoke and said they forgave Roof.

“Words cannot express our shock, grief and disbelief as to what happened that night,” the family said in the statement.

The statement, provided to CNN, concludes by Roof's family asking for privacy.

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