According to police, the shooting suspect in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a 15-year-old boy. According to Raleigh police, he is receiving treatment at WakeMed and is in a critical condition. According to witnesses, the shooter was donning camouflage and was toting a long rifle. Subscribe to our daily newsletter to receive exclusive analysis, news, and trends in your inbox. Thank you for registering! The suspect in the shooting that left five people dead on Thursday night, according to Raleigh, North Carolina, police, is a 15-year-old boy.
Despite the fact that authorities have not yet disclosed how the shooting suspect was hurt, he is currently in critical condition and Chief of Police Estella Patterson said at a Friday morning press conference is receiving care at WakeMed in Raleigh.
At the time of the shooting, the shooting suspect was CBS 17 reported wearing camouflage and carrying a long gun.
As of right now, no reason has been given.
Gabriel Torres, a 29-year-old off-duty police officer, 52-year-old Nicole Connors, 49-year-old Susan Karnatz, 35-year-old Mary Marshall, and 16-year-old James Thompson were the five victims that were slain in the shooting, according to the police.
Two more people were hurt, including Marcielle Gardner, 59, who is in critical condition, and a Raleigh police officer who was hurt but later released from the hospital.
Officials reported Thursday night that although the shooter started firing in a Northeast Raleigh area around 5:00 p.m., the suspect wasn’t apprehended until 8 p.m.
One witness told WRAL that they observed the shooting take place from the back window of their home and that the shooter was a “kid.”
He was a youngster. Simply put, you don’t think of stuff like that. To really see something like that in your neighborhood is just…, one witness told WRAL. You hear about school shootings and other things.
Another witness told WRAL that he saw a gunman pass his property as he contacted 911 after hearing gunshots in his neighborhood about 5:00 p.m.
The witness reported that “he possessed a long-barrel shotgun.” He was covered in camouflage. He was wearing a big backpack that was camouflage.
One woman told WRAL reported seeing Torres, a police officer, “bleeding out in the car.”
She said, “I observed the shooter run through the park behind the house attached to the Greenway.” He appeared to be a teenager. He appeared to be a newborn.
It happened so quickly, she said. akin to minutes.