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Raleigh mourns five after shooting rampage, 15 year old expected adult charges


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police say a 15-year-old dressed in camouflage and carrying a shotgun rampaged through the quiet suburban neighborhood, killing five and wounding others.

On Saturday, neighbors locked arms and lit candles at an afternoon vigil, some gathering for the first time since they had hidden from gunfire outside their houses and witnessed carnage on the residential streets of their Hedingham neighborhood and along a popular running trail. Surrounded by candles and flowers, framed photos showed the five killed: Mary Marshall, 35; James Roger Thompson, 16; Connors, 52; Karnatz, 49; and Torres, 29.

Raleigh police said the 15-year-old was taken into custody after a four-hour search that followed the shootings; he was hospitalized in critical condition Friday. Prosecutors signaled that adult charges are expected, as police continued to investigate in the neighborhood, now uneasy and unusually quiet. Residents described Hedingham, bracketed by a golf course and the Neuse River Greenway urban trail, as a calm, friendly community where children played outside and families regularly walk. But on Saturday, few residents sat on their porches. Bouquets and candles covered the brick and gilded sign at the community’s entrance. Flags were at half-staff.

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