Five people are dead, including an off-duty police officer, and at least two others are injured after a shooting on a nature trail in Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday night, Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said.
A K-9 officer who has non-life-threatening injuries is among those injured, the mayor said.
The suspect has been contained but is not in custody, officials said during a press conference, adding that there’s an ongoing, active investigation. Another briefing was expected around 10:45 p.m.
“We must stop this mindless violence in America and we must address gun violence,” Baldwin said.
At least three people were transported to WakeMed Health and Hospitals’ trauma center in connection with the incident, a hospital official confirmed to ABC News. There is no word on their condition currently. The hospital official does not know if others were injured in the shooting.
The scene of the shooting is in the area of the Neuse River Greenway Trail near Osprey Cove and Bay Harbor drives, police said.
“Residents in that area are advised to remain in their homes,” the Raleigh Police Department tweeted.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said he has instructed state law enforcement to “provide assistance responding to the active shooter in East Raleigh.”
“State and local officers are on the ground and working to stop the shooter and keep people safe,” he said on Twitter.
North Carolina Department of Public Safety Secretary Eddie Buffaloe, Jr. also confirmed the department has made state resources available and is “working with local law enforcement to stop this shooter.”
State Highway Patrol, State Capitol Police officers and Alcohol Law Enforcement Special Agents are assisting the Raleigh Police Department with the incident.
ABC News’ Will Gretsky contributed to this report.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.