Dylann Roof confesses to Charleston church shooting, reports say

Officials told the cable news network that Roof told investigators that he wanted to start a race war when he opened fire at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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He told police that he bought the .45-caliber hangun used in the shootings, officials told CNN.

An official said earlier that Roof's father bought him a Glock handgun for his birthday.

Roof is scheduled for a bond hearing Friday afternoon.