Just hours after a shooter opened fire on a Raleigh, North Carolina neighborhood, more information is coming to light. As Mamas Uncut previously reported, at least 5 are dead, including an off-duty police officer.
New reports now reveal that the suspect taken into custody is a 15-year-old male. During a Friday morning press conference, Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson said there are still more questions than answers right now. The teen’s identity has not been revealed.
“My heart is heavy because we don’t have answers as to why this tragedy occurred,” Chief Patterson admitted. It was also revealed that while the 15-year-old is in custody, he’s also in critical condition and being treated at a local hospital. Authorities have not said how the suspect was injured.
Patterson continued to reveal that the teenager first fatally shot two people in the streets of a neighborhood before fleeing toward a walking trail. Once he was on the walking trail, he continued to open fire, killing three more people and wounding two others.
Following a manhunt, the shooter was eventually “cornered in a home” and arrested, WMTW reports.
WMTW also reports that those killed in the shooting have been described as “a racially diverse group and ranged in age from 16 to their late 50s.”
Gabriel Torres was the off-duty police officer killed. He was on his way to work when the shooting began. “Nicole Connors, 52; Mary Marshall, 35; Susan Karnatz, 49; and James Thompson, 16,” were also identified as victims.
Read Mamas Uncut’s original report below, publish October 13:
At least 5 are dead, including an off-duty police officer, in a shooting that occurred in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Around 9:45 p.m. on October 13, local police took to Twitter to announce that a suspect is in custody. However, a name has not yet been released to the public.
Raleigh, NC Mayor Offers Her Condolences After At Least 5 Are Reported Dead in Shooting
As CNN reports, in a press conference held by Raleigh’s Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin, she said, “This is a sad and tragic day for the city of Raleigh. All of us in Raleigh right now need to come together.”
“We need to support those in our community who have suffered a terrible loss. A loss of a loved one. We need to support the family of the police officer who was killed and also the police officer who was shot.”
According to CNN, a search for the suspect began just after 5 p.m. but it’s unclear exactly when the shooting occurred. It was reported that several people were shot in the Hedingham community.
Baldwin added the investigation into the shooting remains active and ongoing. Via a tweet, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper tweeted that “state and local officers are on the ground and working to stop the shooter and keep people safe.”
Mamas Uncut will update this report as new information becomes available.
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