A 15-year-old suspect has been detained near Raleigh, North Carolina, after being shot dead and two injured.

The 15-year-old suspect has been detained after a “long standoff” with police in a shooting that killed five people and injured two in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday evening, officials said. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper called the shooting “an entire community’s nightmare”. According to Mayor Mary-Anne Baldwin, one of the fatally wounded was an off-duty police officer. At a press conference on Friday morning, Raleigh Police Chief Estella D. Patterson said the suspect was detained after the efforts of a local safety coalition. institution and he is in critical condition. No identities have been confirmed, and no information about the motive or the background of the suspect was shared during the investigation. Patterson said the victims were between the ages of 16 and 52. They were identified as Nicole Connors, 52, Susan Karnatsu, 49, Mary Marshall, 35, and Off-Roleigh Police Officer Gabriel Torres. , 29, 16 years old, white male. Raleigh’s NBC affiliate WRAL reported that the teenage victim was James Roger Thompson. In addition to the fatalities, two people were injured in the shooting. Raleigh police officer Casey Clark, 33, was discharged after receiving treatment, and Marley Gardner, 59, is in critical condition. Police arrived on Thursday afternoon in a shooting in eastern Raleigh, North Carolina, killing an off-duty officer. “The nightmare of every community has come to Raleigh. It’s pointless, horrific and outrageous acts of violence.” Baldwin said: There were many casualties. We must wake up.” Patterson said Friday morning that the crime scene was “extensive” and stretched over two miles. Police reported a person being shot in the 6000 block of Osprey Cove Drive shortly after 5 p.m. Patterson said the shooting took place on a neighboring street and the suspect fled to the Neuse River Greenway, causing more casualties.Aerial video from NBC affiliate WRAL showed a massive police presence, an eyewitness named Robert Anderson. told NBC’s “TODAY” that he saw the shooter on his back deck, he said in an interview broadcast on Friday: “He had a camouflage shirt, camouflage pants, black boots, and a backpack that looked like it was stuffed to the brim.” “He was walking. , as if nothing had happened,” Anderson explained. “He was walking straight ahead, with a gun next to him, and the gun was pointing downwards and he was just walking.” , said she saw neighbors trying to help an off-duty police officer. He was bleeding in the car. Witnesses said on the station they saw a shooter flee the scene and disappear into a nearby park. He was wearing black boots and appeared to be a teenager, she said. “He looked like a baby,” she said to WRAL, “I don’t even have words to explain. This is not okay.” EDIT (October 14, 2022, 10:10 AM ET): An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the age of one of the injured. The critically ill victim is 59, not 50. Breaking News reporter for NBC News Digital Marlene Lenthang is Breaking News reporter for NBC News Digital and contributed by Lindsey Pipia.
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