Raleigh, NC police search home related to mass shooting, press conference held Friday morning

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — Raleigh police are expected to provide an update on the mass shooting that killed five people and injured three others on the city’s east side.

On Friday morning, officers were seen searching a home near where the shooting took place.

One of the people killed Thursday afternoon was an off-duty police officer. The other four killed were civilians.

Three others were hospitalized, including a Raleigh K9 officer. A civilian victim is in critical condition late Thursday night. A K9 was also injured.

The suspected gunman, who is a young man, was finally arrested at Old Milburnie Drive and McConnell Oliver Drive just after 9:30 p.m.

What happened?

Officers first responded around 5:13 p.m. on an active shooter call near the Neuse River Greenway in the Hedingham neighborhood near Osprey Cove Drive and Bay Harbor Drive.

Police reportedly cornered the suspect in a barn off Buffaloe Road, a law enforcement source told ABC11.

Police would only say the suspect was “contained” before tweeting Thursday night that the suspect was in custody.

Reaction to shooting

Many people are still just trying to process what happened in that neighborhood.

ABC11 spoke with a neighbor who can’t believe what happened.

“Right now I’m just confused, you know? Quiet neighborhood. I haven’t seen this much violence like this in a minute, man. Just shocking, man, you know?” Lavarius Thompson said.

Another resident who spoke to ABC11 said the neighborhood was in shock.

“A lot of police activity, honestly, I was actually in the house with my kid, my oldest kid, and we heard a lot of sirens and it was kind of alarming because it was more than a couple,” Victoria McGraw said. “The most alarming part had to be my youngest daughter, she was with her dad and he just kept calling me like what was going on and he saw a stream of police officers coming in and that’s when I looked outside and there. were police officers up and down the street.”

Mayor Baldwin and Governor Roy Cooper addressed the city last night in two press conferences.

“Tonight, terror has reached our doorstep. Every community’s nightmare has come to Raleigh. This is a senseless, horrific and sickening act of violence that has been committed,” Governor Cooper said.

WATCH: Raleigh officials give updates on shooting

Law enforcement response

It required a great effort from several agencies to arrest the suspect.

Multiple agencies, along with the Raleigh Police Department responded and were on the ground involved in the manhunt until the suspect was in custody.

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