Five individuals, including a police officer, were dead after a gunshot in a residential area. On Thursday, a gunman fired along a walking path in North Carolina’s capital, Raleigh, killing five people. Let’s see Who is the suspect and What is the motive behind the Raleigh shooting is in detail.
What happened in Raleigh?
In a neighborhood northeast of downtown, gunfire started at around 5 o’clock in the evening near the Neuse River Greenway. Before, he led the cops on an hours-long search that drove residents of the area to seek cover in their homes. This suddenly transformed the calm residential area into a crime scene.
Residents in the area of McConnell Oliver Drive, Tarheel Club Drive, and Old Milburnie Road are being advised to remain indoors. Drivers are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.
— Raleigh Police (@raleighpolice) October 13, 2022
Five were killed on the Neuse River Greenway at 5 pm, according to Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin, and one of them was a police officer who was not on duty.
She claimed that at least two more people, including a different police officer, were rushed to hospitals. The cop was later discharged, while the other victims were still in the hospital.
The suspect is now in custody.
— Raleigh Police (@raleighpolice) October 14, 2022
Police officers from various agencies flooded the area, blocking roads and admonishing locals to stay indoors as they looked for the suspect.
Who was the suspect?
Authorities reported that the suspect was taken into custody at about 9:37 p.m. The witnesses say that the suspect is a teenager and he had a long gun in his hand. His age and identity were kept a secret. Lt. Jason Borneo, a police officer in North Carolina, said Thursday night that the suspect is a white juvenile man who has been arrested. About being taken into custody before 10 p.m., officers managed to keep the suspect contained in a house, according to the authorities. Investigators concealed the suspect’s identification and motive.
What is the motive behind the gunshot?
The motive behind the gunshot was not known until now. The officers disclosed the identification of the suspect and no other official information about the suspect was released yet.
Mary-Ann Baldwin, the mayor of Rayleigh emotionally said, “All of us in Raleigh need to come together,” “We need to support those in our community who have suffered a terrible loss, a loss of a loved one.”
Gov. Roy Cooper had earlier in the evening tweeted that he had spoken with the mayor of Raleigh and that “state and local officers are on the ground and trying to stop the gunman and keep people safe.” The attacks effectively put the community, which is populated with single-family houses and golf courses, under lockdown.
The mayor also added, “We must stop this mindless violence in America, we must address gun violence,” the mayor said. “We have much to do, and tonight we have much to mourn.”
Gov. Roy Cooper said, “Tonight terror has reached our doorstep. The nightmare of every community has come to Raleigh. This is a senseless horrific and infuriating act of violence that has been committed,”
What people in Raleigh said?
Traffic was stopped on Eagle Trace Drive, a normally quiet road, about a mile and a half from the location. As the vehicles moved slowly forward, police cars with flashing lights pushed through while sirens wailed in the background.
Cheryl St. James, a nurse, stated as she sat in her car, “I’m never going to get home.” “I need to return home. This is occurring in my area, and I can’t believe it. It’s frightening.”
52-year-old Anne Berry, a resident of the Avington Place area, who was living there for more than 20 years, said, helicopters had intermittently been hovering above her home for more than three hours and that it was “loud enough to feel in her chest when they get close.
Brooke Medina was on her way home from work when she noticed around 20 identified and unmarked police cars scurrying toward a neighborhood about 9 miles outside of downtown Raleigh. She then noticed ambulances traveling quickly in the opposite direction, toward the nearby hospital. She began contacting neighbors when they became aware that a shelter-in-place order had been issued. According to Medina, the family locked the doors, pulled the shades down, and gathered in an upstairs hallway. We’re just going to hunker down for the rest of the night and be very vigilant. Keep all of our lights on, doors locked,” she said.
People’s reaction on Social media
Qasim Rashid, Esq tweeted,
Raleigh, NC: White male teen kills 5 with a firearm—including an off-duty cop—& cops arrested him alive. My condolences to the victims’ families. Amazing how white mass murderers are arrested alive so easily but Black unarmed kids are killed so quickly.
Cheri Beasley tweeted,
I’m praying for the people injured and killed and their families after tonight’s shooting in Raleigh. Thank you to the law enforcement and first responders working to keep us safe.
Megan Ranney MD MPH tweeted,
“‘We must stop this mindless violence in America and we must address #gunviolence,’ Baldwin said.” Thinking of my EM colleagues in Raleigh tonight, caring for & prepping for the worst. Thinking of those whose families are forever changed.
Jack Burton tweeted,
Replying to @TedBuddNC If you live in Raleigh and you’re wondering why you didn’t get an active shooter alert, you should know that Ted Budd and all of the other Republicans in NC voted against legislation to create an active shooter alert system.
Sgt Joker tweeted,
White male, dressed all in camo, shooting and killing people in Raleigh. Just another reminder that neither the @nra nor the @gop care who gets the firearms, only that someone buys them.
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