A massive manhunt led to the arrest of a juvenile suspect in the wake of the shooting death of five people, including an off-duty police officer, in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday.
A police spokesman said two people were wounded: a police officer who was treated and released, and a person who was in critical condition.
Several law enforcement agencies participated in the manhunt, flooding neighborhoods with first responders. Shelter-in-place orders were issued to citizens.
An incident broke out along the Neuse River Greenway, a trail that runs through part of the city. Approximately three hours later, police reported that they had taken custody of the suspect, described only as a white juvenile boy, at a residence near a wooded area.
As North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper lamented that “terror has reached the doorsteps of our state,” Baltimore Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin denounced gun violence in America.
During a late night news conference, Cooper said, “This is the nightmare of every community. It is a senseless, horrific and infuriating act of violence.”
A long gun was reported to have been used by the shooter. As well as the circumstances of the suspect’s capture, police offered no details about the shooting spree.
It was evident that Baldwin was in pain and angry as he briefed reporters.
During his speech, the mayor said that there must be more done in order to stop the mindless violence in America. Gun violence must be addressed.