Charleston shootings: Teenage children of slain minister forgive killer

The teenage children of one of the victims of the Charleston shooting have said they forgive the killer.

Chris and Camryn Singleton have said that they forgive the killer of their mother Sharonda.BBC

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45 years old and one of the ministers at the church, was one of nine people killed in the attack on worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Dylann Roof, 21, has been arrested in connection with the killings.

In a BBC interview at a service at a Charleston high school, her children Camryn and Chris said they felt "love" for the killer. "I just feel a lot of love, I'm a little bitter, but I'm overewhelmed with love," said Camryn.

Chris Singleton said: "We already forgive him for what he's done, there's nothing but love from our side of the family."

He wrote in an Instagram post: "You were a better mother than I could have ever asked for.

"This has truly broken my heart in every way possible, but I know I have to stay strong for my little brother and sister.

"I thank everyone for your prayers and thoughts, but I'm positive this strong woman is in a better place now.

'Keep my family in your prayers as we continue with this horrid grieving process."