Mass Shooting Leaves 5 Dead At The Hands Of A 15-Year-Old Killer

Police: Teen kills 2 in Raleigh neighborhood, 3 along trail – The Associated Press

A 15-year-old boy killed five people and injured two more in a shooting rampage in Raleigh, police said. The victims were of different races and ranged in age from 16 to their late 50s, Patterson said.

The shooting broke out around 5 p.m. on Thursday in a residential area northeast of downtown Raleigh. The suspect fled to a nearby walking trail and continued shooting, setting off a manhunt that stretched for 2 miles (3 kilometers).

Police said Officer Gabriel Torres, 29, was among the five killed. Nicole Connors, 52, Mary Marshall, 34, Susan Karnatz, 49, and James Roger Thompson, 16 were also killed.

A sophomore at Knightdale High School said he was shocked to learn Friday that his classmate was arrested in the shooting. The suspect, a 16-year-old junior, will face adult charges, the district attorney said.

The Raleigh shooting was the latest in a violent week nationwide that has also seen five people killed in South Carolina, two police officers killed in Connecticut, and two people killed in Greenville, Mississippi.

President Biden and first lady Biden expressed their grief over the shootings and offered to help with the investigation.

The community in Raleigh, North Carolina is traumatized by this shooting, which occurred a day after a decision was made for the Parkland shooter Nicholas Cruz and two days after a decision was made for Alex Jones to pay relatives of victims from the Sandy Hook shooting.

For more information on this case, please consider the news outlets below.

  1. Police: Teen kills 2 in Raleigh neighborhood, 3 along trail  The Associated Press
  2. 15-year-old suspect killed 5 in Raleigh, North Carolina, mass shooting, police say  CBS News
  3. 15-year-old identified as suspect in North Carolina mass shooting  WHAS11
  4. In Raleigh: Another mass shooting, another week where gun violence plagues America  Raleigh News & Observer
  5. North Carolina shooting leaves 5 dead, including off-duty police officer; suspect in custody  Fox News
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