Jeb Bush Cancels South Carolina Event After Mass Shooting in Charleston

The city's mayor and chief of police say the incident was a “hate crime.”

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks during a campaign stop in Washington, Iowa, on June 17, 2015.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was supposed to meet veterans Thursday morning at the Charleston Maritime Center. Instead, it will be the site of a news conference as Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. and Police Chief Gregory Mullen provide updates on a mass shooting that left nine people dead on Wednesday.

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