RALEIGH, North Carolina — Officials in Raleigh, North Carolina, held a press conference early Friday after a suspected juvenile gunman killed five people, including an off-duty police officer, and injured two more.
The gunman, a 15-year-old kid, opened fire along Raleigh’s Neuse River Greenway soon after 5 p.m., according to previous reports. He was arrested three hours later after apparently being “confined” inside a nearby residence. Raleigh Chief of Police Estella D. Patterson stated that the crime scene stretched “almost two miles.”
Patterson named the slain off-duty police officer as 29-year-old Gabriel Torres, who was on his way to work at the time. Other victims, she added, included a 16-year-old boy, Nicole Conners, 52, Susan Karnatz, 49, and Mary Marshall, 35. Two more victims, including a second Raleigh police officer, were injured but survived.