North Carolina authorities have reported that there are at least five deadincluding an off-duty police officer, for a shooting in the east of the city of Raleigh, United States.
At least five people have died, including a police officer, while two people have been transferred to hospitals. One of the injured is also a police officer, although his condition is mild.
The mayor of Raleigh, Mary-Ann Baldwin, has detailed the balance of victims in a press conference with the competent authorities, before lamenting that it is “a sad and tragic day For the city”. “We must all unite. We need to support those who have suffered », he added.
Baldwin has reported that the police forces have “contained” the suspect in a building in the area. Nevertheless, “there are no suspects in custody at the moment, “the Raleigh Police have warned, through their Twitter account.
A witness reportedly described the suspect as a man dressed in camouflage and armed with a shotgunas reported by the WRAL News chain.
The Raleigh Police Department has warned at 11:55 p.m. Spanish peninsular time that it is at the scene of an “active shooting”, for which it recommends that residents of the area remain in their homes.
“Residents in the area of McConnell Oliver Drive, Tarheel Club Drive and Old Milburnie Road are advised to stay indoors. Drivers are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes,” the city’s police force said in messages posted on the social network Twitter.
“This is still an active investigation. Sections of the Hedingham neighborhood remain closed. Residents should follow the instructions of law enforcement officials at the scene,” they stressed.