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5 people killed in North Carolina; 15-year-old shooter hospitalized

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The shooter who killed five people along a walking trail in North Carolina’s capital city is a 15-year-old boy who has been hospitalized in critical condition, police said Friday.

Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson told reporters that the suspect opened fire Thursday on a greenway in an area northeast of downtown. He then eluded officers for hours before he was cornered in a home and arrested, police said.

A 16-year-old boy and an off-duty police officer were among those killed.

Authorities didn’t offer any details on a motive.