TRAGEDY: Gunman Kills Nine in South Carolina Church

The white gunman sought by police for shooting dead nine people during a bible study meeting at an African-American church in South Carolina last night told one survivor he 'had to do it', it has emerged.

The unidentified gunman, who remains on the run since the horrific massacre at the 150-year-old Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, reloaded his gun five times as he picked off his victims - killing six men and three women - according to one survivor.

On Thursday, a cousin of one of the victims, Reverend and South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney, told NBC News that she had spoken to one of the survivors who recounted the gunman's chilling words as they urged him to stop.

'He just said: "I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go",' Sylvia Johnson said.

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