At least four people were taken to a local trauma center in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday evening after an episode that the police and the state’s governor described as the work of an “active shooter.”
The conditions of the victims were not immediately known, and it was not clear whether others were wounded as well, said Debbie Laughery, a spokeswoman for WakeMed Health and Hospitals. She did not specify the nature of the injuries.
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.
Gov. Roy Cooper said on Twitter that he had spoken with Raleigh’s mayor and instructed state law enforcement to respond to the active shooter.
“State and local officers are on the ground and working to stop the shooter and keep people safe,” he said.
This is a developing story. It will be updated.