Thousands spreading love, not hate in front of Emanuel AME

Thousands spreading love, not hate in front of Emanuel AME

Charleston, SC (WBTV) - It's been two days since shots rang out inside Emanuel AME church, killing nine people. But while the crime may have been grounded in hate, there's a positive movement taking place in Charleston.

Thousands of people have come from all over, placing cards, flowers and other items in front of the church.

Many of the visitors never knew the victim's, but wanted to offer their condolences, Sherry Ramsey is one of those people.

"I'm just burdened for the situation and I can't imagine what these families are going through. And what this town is going through," Ramsey said.

The Mount Holly resident drove nearly 200 miles to stand in front of the church holding a sign that read "love thy neighbor".

"The greatest commandment is to love god first and the second is to love thy neighbor," Ramsey said.

Three words, on display just feet away from where nine innocent lives were taken at the hand of someone else.

"I also feel sad for the family of Dylann and I feel sorry that someone could get so low down and have so much hate," Ramsey said.

A prayer vigil will be held at 6 at the College of Charleston. Stay with WBTV for an inside look at 11 p.m.

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