Daniel L. Simmons


Age: 74

Summary: retired pastor at Greater Zion AME Church in Awendaw, South Carolina who had been reportedly hospitalized in extremely critical condition from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest suffered in a Charleston, South Carolina mass shooting incident that killed at least eight people including senior pastor Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the scene and also wounded another person when an alleged gunman identified as 21-year-old suspected white supremacist Dylann Roof opened fire inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during an evening Bible study class, in which federal and state officials have opened a hate crime investigation into the attack becoming the largest mass murder at an American place of worship alongside a 1991 mass shooting at a Buddhist temple in Waddell, Arizona.

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds

Born: July 16, 1940

Died: June 17, 2015

Charleston, South Carolina