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Watch The Charleston Southern Baseball Team Embrace Teammate Who Lost His Mom In Church Shooting

It’s hard to describe the immense sadness one feels when they lose a loved one. It’s impossible to imagine what one feels when they lose someone because of some heinous, sickening act of violence.

Unfortunately for Charleston Southern baseball player Chris Singleton, that unimaginable situation played out for him on Wednesday night. His mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, was one of the nine people murdered inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

From Charleston Southern:

The Charleston Southern University family’s thoughts and prayers go out to all the individuals affected by the shooting last night at Emanuel AME Church.

“We are especially mourning the loss of Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, the mother of rising sophomore Chris Singleton,” said President Jairy C. Hunter Jr. “Chris is a member of our baseball team. The CSU family is praying for Chris and his family during this painful time. CSU coaches and campus ministers are assisting the Singleton family as they deal with this tragedy.”

Head coach Stuart Lake said the players and coaches are hurting and are praying for Chris and his family. “Chris’s mother was just that parent that as a coach you are proud to have as part of your program. What she brought to our team is immeasurable,” said Lake.

Charleston Southern is planning a prayer vigil on Monday, June 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership on the campus.

The Charleston Southern baseball team gathered with Singleton to pray for his mother. The videos of this encounter are powerful and heartbreaking.

The shooter, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, was apprehended Thursday in Shelby, NC. He will likely be executed for his crime.

Keep Singleton and the rest of the victims’ families in your prayers.

[via Charleston Southern]

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