A historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina was the scene of a tragic shooting last night. Police are currently on the search searching for a white male who entered the church and shot nine people.

According to one of the survivors of the terrible incident, the man “reloaded five different times… and he just said ‘I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.'”

Local report from the BBC.

Report from NBC News.