Raleigh, North Carolina shooting kills 5

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper speaking during a briefing with Raleigh city officials on Thursday evening. Photo: City of Raleigh Government/Facebook

A teenage suspect who police say was a shooter in an incident that killed five people, including an off-duty police officer, in Raleigh, North Carolina, is hospitalized in critical condition, officials said Friday morning.

The last: Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said to Axios On Friday, petitions were filed against the suspect, but her office is seeking to have the case transferred to higher court, where the teenager would be tried as an adult.

  • It all depends, however, on the suspect’s condition, which Freeman’s office is monitoring closely.
  • “A 15-year-old Caucasian suspect” has been taken into custody and is in critical condition, Police Chief Estella Patterson told a news conference. press conference. Police did not name the suspect, but identified four of the five victims.
  • The five people who died in the shooting are Nicole Conners, 52; Susan Karnatz, 49; Marie Marshall, 35; Gabriel Torres, Raleigh police officer, 29; and a 16-year-old white male.
  • An officer who was injured in the shooting was treated and released from hospital. Another injured person remains hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Details: Raleigh Police Department Lt. Jason Borneo told a briefing late Thursday that a juvenile suspect, whom he did not name, was taken into custody at 9:37 p.m. and there was no further threat to the community.

  • Borneo said an officer who responded to the shooting near a public greenway was taken to a local hospital, along with another victim. The officer has since been released, but the other victim remained in critical condition.

Driving the news: Raleigh Police Department officers tweeted shortly before 6 p.m. that officers were responding to a shooting in the area of Neuse River Greenwaya popular bike path for Raleigh residents northeast of downtown, and urged residents to “stay home.”

  • Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said Thursday night Report that at least two people were transported to a local hospital, including a responder.
  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Charlotte confirmed he was among multiple law enforcement agencies that responded to the shooting.

What they say : President Joe Biden said in a statement Friday that there have been “too many mass shootings across America,” referring to the Buffalo and Uvalde attacks at the beginning of the year.

  • “Enough,” he said. “We have cried and prayed with too many families who have had to bear the terrible burden of these mass shootings. Too many families have had spouses, parents and children taken away forever.”
  • Biden also praised first responders in his statement, adding that his administration and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will work with local authorities to investigate the shooting.
  • “Tonight, terror has reached our doorstep,” Cooper said during the Thursday night briefing. “Every community’s nightmare has come to Raleigh.
  • “We all have many questions, but as we seek answers to these questions, let us all pray for these victims, their families, the communities who have been shocked by this, and that we all depend on each other and that we helping each other through this difficult time,” Cooper added.

The big picture: Thursday’s shooting in Raleigh was the deadliest in North Carolina this year, according to the Gun Violence Archives.

  • There have been more than 500 mass shootings this year in which at least four gunshot victims have been killed or injured in the United States, according to the nonprofit group.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with new details.

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