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The victims of the Raleigh teen gunman include a 49-year-old mother of three, two other women, an off-duty police officer and a 16-year-old boy.
Susan Karnatz, 49, was killed along with Nicole Connors, 52, Mary Marshall, 35, off-duty police officer Gabriel Torres, 29, and an as yet unidentified 16-year-old boy.
The shooter has not yet been named.
He is described as a 15-year-old white boy, who is in the hospital in critical condition.
He opened fire yesterday on Salahee Way in Raleigh, shooting some of the victims before heading toward the Neuse River Greenway.
The gunman then retreated to a barn and barricaded himself inside for several hours before being apprehended.
It is unclear if his injuries are self-inflicted or if he was injured in a shootout with police officers.
His motive remains unknown, and it is also unclear if he knew his victims.
Eyewitnesses told WRAL they saw the gunman dressed in camouflage with a backpack and black boots, crouching down, and said he was “between 13 and 16 years old.”
‘He looked like a baby. I don’t even have the words to explain it. This is not OK.
A law enforcement officer walks into the Neuse River Greenway Trail parking lot entrance on Abington Lane following a shooting in Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022.
Raleigh Police Chief Stella Patterson said Friday morning that they still don’t know the shooter’s motive.
Police are now searching the suspect’s home.
The shootings occurred in the street. The gunman then fled onto the trail, where he shot some of the victims, before retreating to a barn.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said: ‘Tonight, terror has come to our doorstep. Every community’s nightmare has come to Raleigh.
A local resident named Robert said: “I heard two shots, and they were very loud so I knew there was something nearby, and then I heard another three shots.”
“I saw him basically walk past my house in the backyard. He had a long barrel shotgun. He was dressed in camouflage. He was carrying a full backpack that was also camouflage.
The quiet neighborhood is populated with single-family homes and golf courses.
Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said the suspect was “contained,” but police would not say if they could reach him and his condition is unclear.
A drone was sent to the barn to try to negotiate with the suspect, but the drone malfunctioned, the station said.
A large emergency response began arriving on the scene around 5 p.m.
“The Raleigh Police Department is currently on the scene of an active shooting in the Neuse River Greenway area near Osprey Cove Drive and Bay Harbor Drive,” the force tweeted.
“Residents in that area are advised to stay home.”
Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson said the gun violence seen in Raleigh mirrors trends across the country.
“I think people are on the verge of coming out of a pandemic,” she said.
“I think we have mental health issues that are contributing to that as well. I also believe what we face as a nation: the war in Ukraine, inflation, gas prices.
“All of those things put together, I think it results in people wanting to resolve their disputes or their problems with gun violence instead of just pausing, stepping back and then coming back to the situation.”
Susan Karnatz Quick and Facts
- Susan Karnatz, 49, was killed alongside Nicole Connors, 52, Mary Marshall, 35, off-duty police officer Gabriel Torres, 29, and an as-yet unidentified 16-year-old boy
- The teenage gunman shot five people dead near the Neuse River Greenway on Thursday evening
- It remains unclear if any of them have any relation to the gunman, who has not yet been named
- The shooter is in the hospital in critical condition; it’s unclear if he shot himself or if he was shot by police
- Witnesses said he ‘looked like a baby’ and was dressed in camouflage while carrying a long rifle