June 18, 2015 1:51 PM EDT

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley fought back tears as she addressed the media following a shooting at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., that left nine people dead.

“We have some grieving to do, and we’ve got some pain we have to go through,” she said. “We are a strong and faithful state. We love our state, we love our country and most importantly, we love each other.”

Authorities arrested the suspected shooter, Dylann Roof, 21, on Thursday during a traffic stop.

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