Panthers QB Newton meets with families of church shooting victims
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was in Charleston Monday to spend time with the family of at least one of the victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting.
Newton met Monday with Chris Singleton, a Charleston Southern University baseball player and Goose Creek High School graduate. Singleton's mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, died Wednesday night in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston.
Rashard Alston, who also graduated from Goose Creek High School, posted photos to his Instagram account Monday documenting Newton's visit.
"I just want to take the time to thank @cameron1newton for reaching out to me and coming to visit my brother! This guy is a class act and extremely down to earth. You are truly appreciated!," the post read.
Two photos showing Newton with Singleton and his family were attached to the Instagram post.
Coleman-Singleton was the head coach for the girls' track team at Goose Creek High School and a speech language pathologist. She also served as an associate minister at Emanuel AME.
According to multiple photos posted to Twitter, Newton also met Monday with family and friends of another shooting victim, 26-year-old Tywanza Sanders.
Newton's visit comes days after Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson donated $10,000 to each of the nine shooting victims, and an additional $10,000 to Emanuel AME Church.
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