Jeb Bush cancels Charleston campaign appearance due to church shooting
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) addresses the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington December 1, 2014. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, has canceled an appearance in Charleston, South Carolina, scheduled for Thursday morning due to a shooting at a church in the city, his campaign team said in a statement.

"Governor Bush's thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families affected by this tragedy," the statement said.