Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, revealed on Friday morning that the five victims killed by a 15-year-old suspect on a deadly shooting rampage included an off-duty officer on his way to work and a 16-year-old boy.

Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson identified the deceased victims in the Thursday evening shooting as officer Gabriel Torres, 29, Nicole Conners, 52, Mary Marshall, 35, Susan Karnatz, 49, and James Thompson, 16.

K-9 Officer Casey Clark was wounded during the incident but has since been treated and released from the hospital.

Another surviving victim identified as Marcille Gardner, 59, remained in critical condition.

Patterson said Torres was off duty but on his way to work Thursday when he encountered the shooter.

Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson speaks at a press conference Friday about Thursday's deadly shooting spree.
Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson speaks at a press conference Friday about Thursday’s deadly shooting spree.
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Raleigh police officer Gabriel Torres, 29, was killed during Thursday's shooting rampage that also claimed four other lives.
Raleigh police officer Gabriel Torres, 29, was killed during Thursday’s shooting rampage that also claimed four other lives.
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The shooting spree was allegedly carried out by a 15-year-old boy, who is now in critical condition.
The shooting spree was allegedly carried out by a 15-year-old boy, who is now in critical condition.
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Patterson did not name the 15-year-old suspect but said he was in critical condition at a hospital. The chief did not comment on a possible motive or future charges.

The incident began unfolding around 5 p.m. when the gunman opened fire in the 6000 block of Osprey Cove Drive before running into the Neuse River Greenway in a residential area northeast of downtown.

Police closed the area and spent hours searching for the shooter before ultimately cornering him in a home off Old Milburnie Road around 9:37 p.m. and taking him into custody.

It is unclear at this time how the 15-year-old suffered injuries requiring his hospitalization.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper addresses the media during Friday's press conference.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper addresses the media during Friday’s press conference.
Law enforcement officers congregate outside an armored vehicle at the Aldi on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh after five people were shot and killed in the Hedingham Neighborhood.
Law enforcement officers congregate outside an armored vehicle at the Aldi on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh after five people were shot and killed in the Hedingham neighborhood.
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Police gather at the Aldi on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, N.C.
Police gather at the Aldi on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, NC.
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“We’re standing with you in this moment of unspeakable agony,” Gov. Roy Cooper said during Friday’s press conference. “No one should feel this fear in their communities. No one. As policymakers, we cannot, and we will not, turn away from what has happened here.”

Law enforcement stand at the entrance to Neuse River Greenway Trail parking at Abington Lane following a shooting in Raleigh, N.C.,
Law enforcement stand at the entrance to Neuse River Greenway Trail parking at Abington Lane following a shooting in Raleigh, NC.
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Law enforcement officers work a crime scene in the Hedingham neighborhood
Law enforcement officers work a crime scene in the Hedingham neighborhood.
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Thursday’s rampage was the 25th mass killing in 2022 in which the victims were fatally shot.



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