The Wake County Board of Commissioners extends its sincere condolences to the families of the five victims of last night’s senseless shooting. The board also lifts up the Raleigh Police Department and the City of Raleigh, which lost one of their own and saw another officer injured.
“Our hearts are heavy from the toll this act of violence has taken on our community,” said Wake County Board Chair Sig Hutchinson. “We stand ready to support our colleagues at the City of Raleigh as they seek justice for this crime and begin the healing process.”
The commission also thanks the many public safety agencies that responded bravely to the various crime scenes. Wake County EMS had nearly 20 units caring for the injured and transporting them to WakeMed Hospital for life-saving medical care. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the hunt for and eventual capture of the suspect.
“We are grateful for the valiant efforts of our employees and the officers from many other agencies who helped bring last night’s tragedy to a close. Wake County and the City of Raleigh are strong, and we will move past this together,” said Chair Hutchinson.