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Mourners Gather at Church for Walter Scott’s Funeral

The family of Walter Scott and their fellow mourners have gathered at the W.O.R.D. Ministries Christian Center in Summerville, South Carolina this morning for Scott’s funeral.

Scott, of course, was tragically shot multiple times and killed by Officer Michael Slager after a traffic stop.

The hearse arrived at the church earlier, accompanied by a police escort. In comments earlier this week, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said, “We will be there to support them for the funeral with a police escort to make sure that we get them moved properly and that we give them the utmost respect and the respect the gentleman that is deceased deserves.”

The Scott family requested that there be no cameras inside the church during funeral services. People on the scene have been sharing photos of the large group gathered to pay their respects:

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is in attendance, after tweeting his horrified reaction to the shooting earlier this week.

You can watch CNN’s report here:

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