A local newspaper in Charleston has been forced to apologise after running a front page advert for a gun shop the morning after nine people were shot dead in the town.

The sticky ad on the front of the Charleston Post and Courier promoted $30 shooting sessions at the ATP Gun Shop and Range in nearby Summerville.

The Post and Courierapologised on Facebook after images of the advert appeared on social media, explaining that it was a "regrettable coincidence".

The front-page sticky note that was attached to some home delivery newspapers on the same day as this tragedy is a deeply regrettable coincidence. We apologise to those who were offended.

  • Charleston Post and Courier
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