Church bells to ring Sunday for Emanuel AME shooting victims

Updated: Jun. 19, 2015 at 11:53 AM EDT
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Visitors honor the victims of the shooting. (Photo source: WCSC)
Visitors honor the victims of the shooting. (Photo source: WCSC)

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 Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul
126 Coming Street

First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
53 Meeting Street

Grace Episcopal Church
98 Wentworth Street

Mt. Zion AME Church
5 Glebe Street

The Old Bethel Methodist Church
222 Calhoun Street

St. John's Lutheran Church
5 Clifford Street

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
89 Hasell Street

St. Matthews Lutheran Church
405 King Street

St. Michael's Church
14 Street Michael's Alley

St. Philips Church
142 Church Street

The Second Presbyterian Church
342 Meeting Street

The Summerall Chapel
171 Moultrie Court

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.

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