Help Police Identify The Charleston Shooter's Car

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The Charleston PD need help identifying the suspected shooter who killed nine at the Emanuel AME Church yesterday. Everything we know about the shooter so far is right here. We can help by identifying the car.

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Charleston PD released these new photos last night to help with the effort.

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The car has every appearance of a second-generation Hyundai Elantra, sold here from 1996-2000.

It’s not entirely clear if the car is a pre-facelift (1996-1997) model, or the later split-headlight (1998-2000) model. The earlier car is above. The later car is below.

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Police have stated that his license plate is “very distinctive.”

Any of your help is welcome in the comments. If you have information about this specific car, please call the FBI in the number listed below.

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Contact the author at raphael@jalopnik.com.

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DISCUSSION

potbellyjoe
PotbellyJoe and 42 others

I was watching the news this morning when the news-reader said, “He’s in a black sedan,” and showed the picture. I turned to my wife and said, “Why can’t they say it’s a black 1999-2000 Hyundai Elantra?”

“You can identify 15 year old cars, but you can’t put your socks in the laundry basket?”

“Precisely.”