North Carolina shooter kills 5, mayor says suspect is ‘contained’
Five people, including a police officer, were slain in a shooting in a residential neighborhood, according to the mayor of a North Carolina town.
Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin has stated that several persons were shot at 5 of the clock on the Neuse River Greenway.
She reported that at around 8 of the clock in the evening, police informed her that the suspect had been “contained” in a nearby home.
At least four people were shot and injured on Thursday in a residential neighborhood in North Carolina, according to city officials.
After a shooting occurred in nearby Raleigh, the city of Knightdale tweeted that they had the culprit in custody.
In what appeared to be a manhunt that began in the late afternoon, police and ambulances descended upon the Hedingham area and stayed still for what seemed like hours. Even as the sun began to set, few details had emerged about what had happened.
Shortly before 7 p.m., Governor Roy Cooper had tweeted, “State and local officers are on the ground and working to stop the shooter and keep people safe,”
A spokesman for WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, Deb Laughery, confirmed that at least four patients with ties to the shooting were being treated there, but provided no other details.
The Raleigh Police Department issued a message via Twitter stating that officers were “on the scene of an active shooting” and urging people in many areas to remain indoors.
Numerous law enforcement cars could be seen parked in the street and in the driveways of two-story residences, while police blocked off several streets in the neighborhood. About 9 miles (14 kilometers) from Raleigh’s central business district, the neighborhood is located along the Neuse River Greenway Trail.
Hospital spokesperson Deb Laughery said that at least four patients with ties to the incident were being treated at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, but that no other details were available at this time.