5 dead in Raleigh shooting, police say

Five people were killed, including an off-duty officer, and two other people were injured in a shooting spree in an east Raleigh neighborhood on Thursday, Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin confirmed at 9 p.m. The suspect who was arrested was a youth, Lt. Jason Borneo of the Raleigh Police Department said.

One of the injured was a K-9 officer who had non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. Both injured were taken to WakeMed, Baldwin said. The officer was later released.

“This is a sad and tragic day for the city of Raleigh,” the mayor said in one of two press briefings the city held Thursday night.

Officers were first called to the shooting call around 5 p.m. Thursday near the Neuse River Greenway in the Hedingham neighborhood near Osprey Cove Drive and Bay Harbor Drive.

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Baldwin said police told her around 8 p.m. that the suspect had been “locked up” at an apartment building in the area.

Raleigh Police tweeted around 9:40 p.m. that the suspect was in custody.

“We have to do more. We must stop this senseless violence in America. We must fight gun violence,” Baldwin said. “We have a lot to do and tonight we have a lot to mourn.”

Several police authorities and first responders were still on site until late at night.

gov. Roy Cooper went to the media staging area and addressed the public at a late night press conference.

“Terror has reached our front door,” Cooper said. “Every community’s nightmare has come to Raleigh.”

Chief Stella Patterson was at a technical conference and on her way back to Raleigh, Baldwin said.

Neighbors said the shooter was young, dressed in camouflage and had a long rifle.

Authorities said he opened fire along a hiking trail.

Another press conference is expected on Friday morning.

Return to this story and watch Eyewitness News from 4:30am for the latest information.


Thursday night updates:


10:50 p.m

10:20 p.m

9:40 p.m

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Five people, including a police officer, were killed in a shooting in a residential area and several people were shot dead, Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said in a news conference.

8:27 p.m

7:34 p.m

RPD: This is still an active investigation. Parts of the Hedingham Borough remain closed. Residents should follow the instructions of local police officers.

19:30 o’clock

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety has made numerous state resources available in response to the active shooting incident in Raleigh this afternoon. The State Highway Patrol Aviation and local patrol members, State Capitol Police officers and Alcohol Law Enforcement Special Agents have all responded and are currently assisting the Raleigh Police Department.

“DPS is providing all of the resources needed to conduct this investigation and is working with local law enforcement to bring this shooter to a halt,” said NCDPS Secretary Eddie M. Buffaloe, Jr.

6:54 p.m

6:50 p.m

Raleigh Police: Residents in the McConnell Oliver Drive, Tarheel Club Drive and Old Milburnie Road area are advised to stay indoors. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

6:40 p.m

Residents in the Hedingham Borough are being urged to remain in their homes and call 911 if they see anything suspicious.

5:50 p.m

The Raleigh Police Department is currently at the scene of an active shooting in the Neuse River Greenway area near Osprey Cove Drive and Bay Harbor Drive. Residents in this area are being asked to remain in their homes.

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No further information was released.


ABC 11 contributed to this report.


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Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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