People are queuing up to enter the African-American church in which nine parishioners were shot dead in South Carolina, as it reopens for services.

Some members of Emanuel AME church met again on Saturday in the room where their friends died on Wednesday.

Many people are expected to attend the main service at 09:00 (13:00 GMT).

Meanwhile, police are investigating an online post, possibly by the gunman, which appears to outline his motivation for the attack.

One of those who attended Saturday’s meeting, Harold Washington, said the church’s doors would be open to all.

“It’s a church of the Lord – you don’t turn nobody down.”

Mr Washington said the cleaners had to cut bullet holes out of the walls so that members of the congregation would not see them on Sunday.