Dylann Roof's Family Break Their Silence About The Charleston Shooting, Saying "Words Are Hard To Find"

On Friday afternoon, less than three days after learning that their son is accused of murdering nine people in what the FBI is investing as a hate crime in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof's family released a statement. Their words came the same day that their son was charged with nine counts of murder after allegedly opening fire after a prayer meeting Wednesday evening at Emanuel A.M.E. Church. In the statement, the family offers their condolences to the victims and their families — several of which spoke out at Roof's bond hearing — and asked for press to respect their privacy as they grapple with recent events. "Words are hard to find," the statement concluded.