Report: 5 Dead, Including Off-Duty Officer, After Juvenile Opens Fire in Raleigh

An ambulance believed to be carrying a shooting suspect arrives at Wake Medical Center Eme
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Five people were killed, including an off-duty officer, when a juvenile reportedly opened fire in Raleigh, North Carolina, around 5 p.m. Thursday.

ABC 11 reports that the off-duty officer and four others were killed during the shooting.

Police announced at 10:45 p.m. that the alleged gunman, a juvenile, has been taken into custody.

CNN notes that a Raleigh K9 officer was also shot but his wounds are not life-threatening.

ABC News points out that Raleigh Police Lt. Jason Borne indicates police are trying to ascertain a motive for the attack.

Borneo commented on the deceased off-duty officer, saying, “When we lose one of our own, it is a tragic, heartbreaking day for all of us.”

NBC News observes that Gov. Roy Cooper (D) commented on the incident, saying, “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.”

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