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Five People Dead, Including a Police Officer, In North Carolina Mass Shooting

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A Raleigh, NC, Police officer and four other people are reportedly dead after a gunman opened fire near the Neuse River Greenway in the Hedingham neighborhood near Osprey Cove Drive authorities said.

“This is a sad and tragic day for the City of Raleigh,” a visibly emotional Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said at a news conference Thursday night.

Baldwin confirmed 5 dead, including off-duty RPD officer, adding that two other people, including a K-9 officer, were transported to WakeMed with gunshot wounds, ABC11 News reported.

“All of us in Raleigh right now need to come together,” Baldwin said. “We need to support those in our community who have suffered a terrible loss; a loss of a loved one. We need to support the family of the police officer who was killed and also the police officer who was shot.”

“We must do more We must stop this mindless violence in America. We must address gun violence,” Baldwin said. “We have much to do and tonight, we have much to mourn.”

Police reportedly cornered the suspect in a barn off Buffaloe Road and later tweeted that the suspect was in custody.

Gov. Roy Cooper tweeted that he had talked to Mayor Baldwin and was deploying state resources to assist at the scene.

“DPS is providing any needed resources as requested in this investigation and working with local law enforcement to stop this shooter,” said NCDPS Secretary Eddie M. Buffaloe Jr.