Shooting In Raleigh N.c. Today
Vigil for a Shooting in Raleigh, N.C., Today
Several dozen people gathered today for a vigil near the scene of a shooting in Raleigh, N.C. that left five people dead. The incident is the latest in a violent week that saw police officers killed in Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Decatur, Illinois, and Greenville, Mississippi.
The shooting began in Hedingham, a neighborhood bordering the Neuse River Greenway Trail. The suspected gunman wore camouflage clothing, a large hunting knife and a shotgun. Two women were also shot. The woman who died was walking her dog. She had recently been talking to a neighbor. It is not clear what motivated the attacks, but family members said the shooter targeted individuals who were doing normal activities.
A second victim, an off-duty Raleigh police officer, was killed in the attack. The shooting occurred at around 5 p.m. on Thursday in a residential neighborhood near downtown. The suspect had been on the run for about four hours before he was found by police. The shooter fled onto a nearby walking trail. One of the victims was shot multiple times. He later died at a hospital from his injuries. The other two were shot and wounded.
The suspected gunman is believed to be a 15-year-old boy. He was armed with a handgun and a shotgun. He had a hunting knife in his waistband. He has not been charged. His parents released a statement in which they pledged to cooperate with law enforcement. They also expressed concern that his weapons were used for illegal purposes.
The incident is being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation. The investigation is expected to take months to complete. The Raleigh Police Department issued a warning today advising drivers to avoid the area. The officers involved are on administrative duty, but the suspect is still in custody. The internal affairs unit of the Raleigh Police Department will send a report to the city manager within five working days.
The shooting occurred in a residential neighborhood northeast of downtown. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 52. They lived in the same neighborhood as the suspect. The shooting prompted an evacuation of two community centers in the area. The suspect was captured in an outbuilding. The building is located in the 2200 block of Castle Pines Drive.
The shooter was a white male. The suspect was not wearing a uniform, but was spotted in a backpack. He had an empty knife sheath in his belt. He also had a shotgun and shells in the area. The police report does not give details about the suspect’s wounds.
The suspect was a junior at Knightdale High School. He had been planning to join the school’s track team. Omer Rosas described him as athletic. His family did not respond to messages seeking comment. They did not know where the suspect had been.
The shooting has been ruled a mass shooting, but the motive has not been determined. The victims were all in the same neighborhood, and some were out for a run. The suspect also was a relative of James Thompson, who was the first victim of the rampage.