Last night there was a mass shooting in Raleigh, NC and police have now said that the suspect, who is in custody, is 15-years-old.
Five people were killed, including an off-duty Raleigh police officer who was on his way to work.
Here’s more via ABC 11:
Raleigh Police Department said a 15-year-old was responsible for the mass shooting that killed 5 people and injured 2 others Thursday night.
The shooting started around 5 p.m. in the Hedingham neighborhood near Osprey Cove Drive and Bay Harbor Drive.
Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson said Friday morning that the crime scene spanned around 2 miles across the neighborhood.
The suspect first shot two people in the streets of the neighborhood before running toward the Neuse River Greenway Trail, where he opened fire, killing three more people and wounding two others, according to Patterson.
Witnesses said the suspect was armed with a long gun, but investigators have not released any confirmation or specifics about the weapon.
Still, terror spread through the city for hours as the suspect remained at large for hours with police calling it an active shooter situation.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m., the teen was taken into custody at Old Milburnie Road and McConnel Oliver Drive. He had life-threatening injuries when he was brought in — by Friday morning, investigators said he was in critical condition at WakeMed.
Nothing else is known about the shooter at this point, including his identity.
Witness have said they saw a young male in camouflage with some kind of long gun walking through the neighborhood:
Several witnesses told local television station WRAL that they had seen a young male dressed in camouflage clothing and holding a long gun as he walked through the neighborhood.
Officials identified the deceased as James Roger Thompson, 16; Officer Gabriel Torres, 29; Mary Marshall, 34; Susan Karnatz, 49; and Nicole Conners, 52.
Hopefully we’ll all find out more soon…