Raleigh NC shot dead in response to terrible tragedy
Coverage of the Raleigh shooting
Seven people were shot in Raleigh, North Carolina near the Neuse River Greenway trail. Five were killed, including a Raleigh police officer.
News of five shooting deaths on a popular greenway on the River Neuse shocked city and country officials on Thursday, and they braced themselves for tough days ahead.
Among the victims was an off-duty Raleigh police officer and officers swarmed the sprawling community of Hedingham in search of the shooter.
Reactions to the violence came quickly:
“This is a sad and tragic day for the City of Raleigh. … All of us in Raleigh at this time need to come together. We need to support those in our community who have suffered a terrible loss, the loss of a loved one. Dear…. I would ask you to reach out to those you love. Let people know you care…. We need to stop this senseless violence in America. We need to fight gun violence.
—Mary-Ann Baldwin, Mayor of Raleigh
“I have spoken with Mayor (Mary-Ann) Baldwin and requested that state law enforcement provide assistance in responding to the active shooter in East Raleigh. State and local officers are on the scene working to arrest the shooter and keep people safe.
—North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
“Praying for all victims of this senseless and horrific shooting and grateful to law enforcement and first responders at the scene who are working to keep people safe and bring the perpetrator to justice.”
—US Senator Thom Tillis
“My office and I are actively monitoring this situation. Please avoid these areas, stay indoors and follow the advice of @raleighpolice.”
—U.S. Representative Deborah Ross, who represents Wake County
“I am relieved and grateful that the suspect has been arrested tonight. My prayers are with the victims and everyone involved in this horrific tragedy in Raleigh tonight.”
— North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore
“Pray for the families of the victims of the tragic Raleigh shooting. I want to thank our local and state law enforcement for their swift action to keep us safe even as they mourn the loss of one of their own.
—Senator Phil Berger of North Carolina
“My prayers are with the victims in Raleigh tonight and we also pray for the safety of our frontline law enforcement officers responding to this ongoing situation.”
—U.S. Representative Ted Budd, U.S. Senate candidate
As we await further details, I pray for those injured and killed and their families in the current active shooter situation in Raleigh. Thank you to law enforcement and first responders working to keep us safe.
– Former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley, U.S. Senate candidate
“Praying for the victims of this ongoing active shooter situation in Raleigh and for our brave law enforcement and first responders.”
— U.S. Representative Dan Bishop
“All I can say is that this is a terrible tragedy, something I hoped would never happen here. I can’t offer all the support I can to those who are hurting and suffering. because of this.
—David Cox, Raleigh City Council member, city district representative for the region.
“Yolanda and I pray for peace and comfort for the families of the victims and officers involved in this tragedy, and for the protection of those who continue to actively respond.”
— Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina Mark Robinson
“This mass shooting is tragic. My thoughts are with the victims, including an off-duty police officer, and their families. I offer my gratitude and prayers to law enforcement who responded to this tragedy.
— North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein
“As law enforcement continues the investigation, Edna and I keep our neighbors and the families of the victims in our prayers tonight. We must move forward with determination for peace.
—North Carolina Senator Dan Blue
“Our prayers go out to the #Raleigh community with the loss of a brave police officer and the victims of tonight’s shooting. Thanks to state law enforcement, this has also provided additional assistance.
—North Carolina Senator Jay Chaudhuri
“I pray for the Raleigh community tonight as we face the loss of a police officer and several neighbors to gun violence. Now more than ever, it’s clear that we need to make real, tangible progress and ensure our communities are safe from gun violence.
—NC Sen. Wiley Nickel, candidate for the United States House
“Devastating news from Raleigh tonight. My family and I will pray for everyone involved and await further details. »
—NC Sen. Valerie Foushee, US House candidate
“Pray for our law enforcement and those injured in an ongoing active shooter situation in Raleigh.”
—U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn
“Thinking of our friends and neighbors in Raleigh. Another heartbreaking moment for our communities.
—Javiera Caballero, Durham Councilor
This story was originally published October 13, 2022 8:33 p.m.