With just days left in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, the FBI has released its most detailed look yet at the shooting spree that left nine dead and 21 wounded in Charleston, South Carolina, last July.
The FBI released its annual report on the deadly rampage on Tuesday, in which the suspect, Dylann Roof, allegedly used an AR-15 assault rifle and handgun to shoot down a historic black church, killing nine people and wounding 21.
The report says Roof used an arsenal of weapons to kill eight people and wound nine others.
The FBI says the rampage was “a hate crime,” which means it’s the second such shooting in a decade.
The agency’s most recent crime report shows there were 2,095 violent crimes reported in the United States in 2016, a 2.9 percent drop from 2015.
The number of homicides dropped by 9.3 percent, the report said.
Overall, violent crime in the U.s. increased by 5.9% in 2016.
The Charleston shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in the country in the past decade, according to the FBI.
The report said it was the second-deadliest in U. S. history.