Five people including an off-duty police officer were shot dead on Thursday, prompting a massive manhunt that shut down part of the North Carolina capital of Raleigh, The suspect was later identified as a 15-year-old male, and is now in critical condition, according to police reports
At least two other people including a police officer were wounded and taken to hospital, Baldwin told a news conference.
"We must stop this mindless violence in America," Baldwin said, without providing many details about the shooting spree.
The Raleigh Police Department is currently on the scene of an active shooting in the area of the Neuse River Greenway near Osprey Cove Drive and Bay Harbor Drive. Residents in that area are advised to remain in their homes.— Raleigh Police (@raleighpolice) October 13, 2022
Who is the suspect?
The suspected shooter was thought to be a white teenage male with a long gun, ABC News affiliate WTVD reported, adding no one had been taken into custody yet but that the suspect had been cornered in a garage by authorities.
The suspect was later identified as a 15-year-old male, the city's police chief said on Friday, adding that he was in critical condition.
There were multiple crime scenes associated with the active shooting situation, the report added.
Helicopter video from WRAL-TV showed more than a dozen emergency vehicles lined up on a road through a wooded area.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said he spoke to Baldwin and was deploying state resources to assist at the scene.