Raleigh shooting: 5 dead, including off-duty officer, others injured

Five people are dead, including an off-duty police officer, and at least two others are injured after a shooting on a nature trail in Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday night, Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said.

A K-9 officer who has non-life threatening injuries is among the injured, the mayor said.

The suspect has been arrested, the police said later.

Another briefing was expected around 22:45

Raleigh shooting: 5 dead, including off-duty officer, others injured

Police block the entrance to I-540 east at Buffaloe Road in Raleigh, NC, October 13, 2022.

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“We have to stop this mindless violence in America and we have to address gun violence,” Baldwin said.

At least three people were transported to WakeMed Health and Hospitals’ trauma center in connection with the incident, a hospital official confirmed to ABC News. There is no word on their condition at the moment. The hospital official does not know if anyone else was injured in the shooting.

PHOTO: Law enforcement officers block off Old Milburnie Road during a shooting in Raleigh, NC, October 13, 2022.

Law enforcement officers block off Old Milburnie Road during a shooting in Raleigh, NC, October 13, 2022.

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The shooting scene is in the area of ​​the Neuse River Greenway Trail near Osprey Cove and Bay Harbor drives, police said.

“Residents in this area are advised to remain in their homes,” the Raleigh Police Department tweeted.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said he has directed state law enforcement to “provide assistance in responding to the active shooter in East Raleigh.”

“State and local officers are on the ground working to stop the shooter and keep people safe,” he said on Twitter.

PHOTO: Law enforcement stands at the entrance to the Neuse River Greenway Trail parking lot at Abington Lane after a shooting in Raleigh, NC, October 13, 2022

Law enforcement stands at the entrance to the Neuse River Greenway Trail parking lot at Abington Lane after a shooting in Raleigh, NC, October 13, 2022.

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North Carolina Secretary of Public Safety Eddie Buffaloe, Jr. also confirmed that the department has made state resources available and is “working with local law enforcement to stop this shooter.”

State Highway Patrol, State Capitol Police officers and Alcohol Law Enforcement agents are assisting the Raleigh Police Department with the incident.

ABC News’ Will Gretsky contributed to this report.

This is a development story. Please check back for updates.

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