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Reports: Dylann Roof was headed to Nashville after shooting

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A report from WBTV in North Carolina says that Charles church shooting Dylann Storm Roof was headed to Nashville before he was stopped and captured in Shelby, NC Thursday.

According to a WBTV source, Dylan Roof was being held at the Shelby police department, he was videotaped the entire time.

Roof spoke freely about what happened at the church while he was being held, according to the source.

Roof reportedly told investigators he had been planning the attack on the church for a period of time. Roof said he had researched the church and targeted it because it turned out to be a “historic African-American” church, the source told WBTV.

According to WBTV's source, Roof told investigators he had a Glock handgun hidden behind a pouch he was wearing around his waist. He was wearing the pouch when he entered the church and it can be seen in surveillance photos released by police.

Roof reportedly said he initially thought that someone would see the gun. He reportedly told police he had seven magazine clips with him at the time.

When Roof entered the church, where a bible study was being held, he told investigators he filled out some type of form.

According to the source, Roof sat with the group and told investigators he actually thought about not shooting anyone, but then determined that no one else was going to do it, so he decided to do it himself.

Roof told investigators he thought he'd only shot a few people and when told he actually had killed nine people, he appeared to be somewhat remorseful, according to the source.

During the recorded conversation, Roof reportedly told investigators he actually thought he would be caught in Charleston before he could get away.

He said that he was going to Nashville, TN when he was captured.

When asked why he was going to Nashville, he reportedly told investigators “I've never been there before.”

Roof appeared at his bond hearing Friday afternoon, where bond was set for $1 million on the weapon charge.

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