Here is a timeline of the shooting at the historic Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina:

WEDNESDAY

8:06 p.m.

Dylann Roof arrives at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in a dark Hyundai sedan. He enters the church through a side entrance and spends about an hour with parishioners attending a Bible study.

About 9 p.m.

The gunman pulls out a concealed handgun and begins shooting, killing nine parishioners. A police document says he stood over a witness and made a racially inflammatory remark. He then exits the building.

9:33 p.m.

Charleston police post a tweet saying they are responding to a shooting at the church.

10:40 p.m.

Police describe the suspect in a tweet as a white male, approximately 21 years old, slender build and wearing a gray sweat shirt, blue jeans, Timberland boots and clean shaven.

THURSDAY

12:45 a.m.

Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley confirms that nine people are dead in a shooting at the church.

3 a.m.

South Carolina House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford says state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, who was pastor of the church, was among the people killed.

3:35 a.m.

Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen says the FBI will be involved in the investigation and that police consider the shooting a hate crime.

6:10 a.m.

Police say they have surveillance video of a possible suspect and vehicle in the shooting. They distribute the information about the suspect and the vehicle around the country.

7:05 a.m.

Mullen says the victims in the shooting were six females and three males.

8 a.m.

The city of Charleston opens an assistance center for families of the victims.

10:38 a.m.

Police identify the suspect as 21-year-old Dylann Roof of Lexington, South Carolina. An intense manhunt is underway for Roof. Police release surveillance video photographs of the gunman and a black Hyundai sedan he may have used to get away.

11:22 a.m.

Court records show that the suspect has a drug case pending against him after an arrest at a shopping mall in Columbia, South Carolina, in February, as well as a trespassing charge.

11:32 a.m.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the suspect is in custody.

11:48 a.m.

The police chief in Charleston says the suspect has been apprehended in North Carolina. A florist named Debbie Dills had been on her way to work Thursday morning when she noticed a black Hyundai next to her at a stoplight. She called her boss who contacted Shelby police who arrested Roof.

12:27 p.m.

Officials say they don't know the suspect's motive, but the Charleston mayor calls it "pure, pure concentrated evil."

12:30 p.m.

President Barack Obama expresses anger, sadness and heartache at the church shooting that left nine dead. He says it shows the need for a national reckoning on gun violence in America.

3:18 p.m.

The names of those killed are released. They are: State Sen. Clementa Pinckney 41; Cynthia Hurd, 54; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Sharonda Singleton, 45; Myra Thompson, 59; Ethel Lance, 70; Susie Jackson, 87; the Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74; and DePayne Doctor, 49.

4:55 p.m.

A friend of Roof's, Joseph Meek Jr., says that Roof had told him recently that black people were taking over the world and that something needed to be done for the white race.

5:20 p.m.

A court official in North Carolina says the extradition hearing for the suspect in the fatal shooting of nine people at the historic black church lasted just 10 minutes, and he waived his right to counsel.

7 p.m.

North Carolina authorities say Roof has been transferred into FBI custody and is being flown to South Carolina to face charges.

7:44 p.m.

Charleston police say Roof is in the state and will be held at the Al Cannon Detention Center, and a bond hearing is pending.

FRIDAY

7:15 a.m.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the gunman in the Emanuel AME shootings should get the death penalty.

9:56 a.m.

Police in Charleston say the suspect in the church shootings is charged with nine counts of murder and a weapon charge.

12:15 p.m.

Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. says a fund has been set up to help the families of the nine victims, as well as the church itself.

1 p.m.

The head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is calling the slaying of nine people inside the church an act of "racial terrorism" and says the Confederate flag flying on the South Carolina Capitol grounds in Columbia needs to come down.

1:42 p.m.

Charleston County sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson says Roof is being held in a cell next to Michael Slager, the former North Charleston police officer who fatally shot a black man on April 4 as he was running away from him. The shooting was recorded on a bystander's cellphone.

2:27 p.m.

Roof makes his first court appearance, with the relatives of all the victims making tearful statements. A judge sets bond at $1 million for the weapons charge but doesn't have the authority to set bond on the nine murder counts. That is left up to a circuit judge at a later date.

4:25 p.m.

The chief prosecutor in Charleston County says he wants to talk to the families of the victims and review the evidence before making any decision on whether to seek the death penalty against Roof.

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Source: AP reporting, Charleston police