Video Shows Charleston Shooting Suspect Performing Target Practice

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 20175 views
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

Attorneys in the federal trial of Dylann Roof, the accused Charleston gunman, <a href="http://www.postandcourier.com/church_shooting/defense-attorney-dylann-roof-was-acting-out-racist-ideas-his/article_c6b12f02-c2c9-11e6-bf62-078489dee328.html" target="_blank">gave their closing arguments</a> on Thursday, December 15. Roof, 22, is accused of fatally shooting nine people at the historically black Mother Emanuel Church in in June 2015.

<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dylann-roof-charleston-church-shooting-prosecutors-give-timeline-actions/" target="_blank">On Tuesday</a>, federal prosecutors played several videos of Roof firing and reloading a gun in a backyard. Previously they had played video of Roof at the church and provided <span class="caps">GPS</span> information showing Roof had <a href="http://www.postandcourier.com/church_shooting/testimony-shows-dylann-roof-scouted-emanuel-ame-church-for-months/article_ce5fa596-c12d-11e6-903b-974d94ad04f3.html" target="_blank">scouted out the church</a> for months.

This video is one of three that show Roof shooting a gun in a backyard. It does not have sound, but the original exhibits have the sound in them. The Flash videos, with sound, can be found on the <a href="https://www.scd.uscourts.gov/cases/2-15-472/exhibits/" target="_blank">district court website</a> as exhibits 297, 298, 299 for December 13 testimony.

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