In Raleigh, North Carolina, there were at least five fatalities from a shooting. According to the police department, a police officer was one of the victims. The shooting suspect was identified by witnesses as a teenage boy wearing camouflage. Join our weekday newsletter list to receive original analysis, news, and trends in your inbox. Thank you for registering! Around 5 p.m. local time on Thursday, a shooting in Raleigh, North Carolina, claimed the lives of at least five persons, one of them was a police officer.
At 9:30 p.m. local time, Raleigh Police said that a suspect was in custody following a protracted search. Witnesses reported seeing a white man teen shooter named The Daily Beast reported who was covered in camouflage.
According to Corey Branch, a city councilman who represents the area, a shooting suspect was taken to the hospital in an uncertain condition.
Robert told news station WRAL , a witness, said, “I heard two gunshots and they were pretty loud so I knew something was near by, and then I heard three further gunshots.” “He practically passed my house as he was in the backyard. He held a shotgun with a long barrel. He wore camouflage clothing. He was wearing a whole backpack that was camouflage.”
Insider’s request for comment was not immediately answered by Raleigh Police.
In a statement published on the city website, Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said, “We must end this senseless bloodshed in America.” “We have to deal with gun violence. The issue of mental health must be addressed. There is a lot to do. We have a lot to lament tonight. We still have a lot of work to do.”
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