Updated: June 18, 2015 5:52 PM ET | Originally published: June 18, 2015 3:30 PM EDT

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden said Thursday that their “hearts ache with sorrow” in the wake of Wednesday’s church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine people dead. Their statement was released after President Obama’s remarks from the White House and after authorities confirmed the suspected shooter, Dylann Roof, 21, was apprehended in North Carolina.

Here’s the full statement from the Bidens:

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