A local residennt’s plea to stop gun violence will fall on deaf ears ….
America has a Gun Culture….
It is NOT gonna change….
At least five people were shot and killed, including an off-duty Raleigh, N.C., police officer, on Thursday evening in what the police and local authorities described as an ongoing “active shooter” situation.
At least two others were shot, including a police officer, whose injuries were described as “non-life threatening,” according to Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin.
“We have much to do and tonight, we have much to mourn,” Ms. Baldwin said.
The authorities said that a “suspect was contained,” but declined to provide further information.
The Raleigh Police Department asked residents of the Hedingham neighborhood, on the city’s east side, to stay in their homes. The situation drew a large response of officers from multiple law enforcement agencies to the residential area near the Neuse River Greenway, a popular bike trail for Raleigh residents….
Anne Berry, 52, who’s lived in the Avington Place neighborhood for more than 20 years, said helicopters had been hovering above her home for more than three hours and that it was “loud enough to feel in your chest when they get close.”
Ms. Berry said a neighbor told her that as he was walking his dog, an officer stopped and asked him if he had seen anyone dressed in camouflage and then told him to head back inside.
Ms. Baldwin blamed the shooting the epidemic of gun violence across the country. “We must stop this mindless violence in America,” she said. “We must address gun violence.”…
The suspect, whose identity has not yet been revealed, was apprehended nearly five hours after the attack, the Raleigh Police Department said.
The shooting began on the Neuse River Greenway near Osprey Cove Drive and Bay Harbor Drive at 5 p.m., Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said. Police had “contained” the suspect in a residence in the area at 8 p.m. and placed the individual in custody almost two hours later.
“This is a sad and tragic day for the City of Raleigh,” Baldwin said at a press conference as sirens blared in the background. “It’s a tragic day because Raleigh Police have lost one of its own.”…
image…An off-duty officer is among those killed in the shooting.WRAL