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The Son Of A Charleston Church Shooting Victim Spoke Out About Gun Violence After The Texas Massacre

"Hard to breathe thinking about ... more people killed in a place of worship," Chris Singleton posted Monday.

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Chris Singleton, the son of a victim of the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, which left nine people dead, posted about gun violence on social media on Monday after the massacre at church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the night before.

"This morning [26] people were murdered in a church while praying," Singleton wrote in part on Instagram. "This cuts so deep because I know exactly the pain that is being felt in Texas right now. There are parents losing children & children losing parents. Their whole world has been turned upside down. Gun control is an issue that needs to be resolved."

Singleton also tweeted about the tragedy as more information about the victims was released.

If this doesn't upset you about our laws on gun control then nothing will. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!! https://t.co/A6g3QmO37f

Hard to breathe thinking that 20 more people were killed in a place of worship. Gun violence is REAL & needs to be STOPPED!!!

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Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Singleton's mother, was killed while attending a prayer group at Emanuel AME Church in June 2015, along with eight others. She was a mother to three, a reverend, and high school track coach. The gunman, Dylann Roof, was motivated by racial hatred.

People responded to Singleton's message with hopes, prayers, and agreement.

Others also wrote messages of support with the Charleston church shooting in mind.

@csingleton__2 Thinking about you today, Chris.

Many thanked him for speaking.

The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that the five deadliest shootings in modern US history have all occurred in the last 10 years, two in the past six weeks.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Singleton.

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Cora Lewis is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Lewis reports on labor.

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