Tyler Perry Pays Tribute to Charleston Shooting Victims: "It Could Have Been Any of Us"

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"What do you do when you think prayer is not enough? You pray some more."

Tyler Perry paid tribute to the victims of the Charleston, S.C., church shooting, as he himself grew up in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

"I know these kinds of prayer meetings well, and I've been in a lot of them! It could have been any of us!" the director and producer wrote on Facebook after a white gunman allegedly left nine churchgoers dead, including the pastor.

According to Charleston police Chief Greg Mullen, the shooter spent an hour in a prayer meeting before he opened fire, reported CNN.

"The AME church, so close to home for me, so personal," continued Perry. "What do you do when you think prayer is not enough? You pray some more."

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I grew up in the AME Church. My aunt and uncle are pastors and a bishop in the church. I know these kinds of prayer...

Posted by Tyler Perry on Thursday, June 18, 2015

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