Five people, including one police officer, killed in North Carolina shooting

A North Carolina mayor announced that five people, including a police officer, were killed in a shooting in a residential area on Thursday.

Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin told reporters that multiple people were shot on the Neuse River greenway trail around 5pm, and that the police department told her around 8pm that the suspect had been “contained” at a residence in the area.

Numerous police vehicles and multiple ambulances had swarmed the Hedingham neighborhood starting in the late afternoon, and officers remained in place for hours during an apparent manhunt. Details of what happened remained scant by early evening.

“State and local officers are on the ground and working to stop the shooter and keep people safe,” Governor Roy Cooper had tweeted shortly before 7pm ET.

Earlier, WakeMed Hospital spokesperson Deb Laughery said at least four people connected to the shooting were being treated at the hospital, but no other information was immediately available.

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This article was written by Abené Clayton and originally published on www.theguardian.com