15-year-old teenager kills 5 in Carolina

15-year-old teenager kills 5 in Raleigh, North Carolina

A 15-year-old teenager killed five people and wounded two more in a shooting in Raleigh, police said.

Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson said the teen was captured hours later Thursday night. He was hospitalized and in critical condition after his arrest, but authorities have not said how he was injured. Patterson said Friday that police have not determined a motive for the attack.

The victims were of different races and ranged in age from 16 to 50, Patterson said.

Gov. Roy Cooper called the shooting an “infuriating and tragic act of gun violence.”

The shooting broke out around 5 pm Thursday, in a residential area northeast of downtown, Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said.

Police said that from there, the teen fled to a nearby walking trail and continued to fire.

The shooter, who was not immediately identified by police, eluded officers for hours, launching a crime scene chase that stretched for 2 miles (3 kilometers), before he was cornered at a home and arrested, he said. Patterson.

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