Raleigh Mass Shooting, The autopsy findings for the five victims who were fatally attacked by a 15-year-old in the state’s capital city of Raleigh more than seven months ago have been made public.
Around 5 p.m. on October 13, a deadly mass shooting by 15-year-old Austin Thompson claimed the lives of Susan Karnatz, James Thompson, Nicole Connors, Mary Marshall, and Gabriel Torres, turning the Neuse River Greenway and Raleigh’s Hedingham neighborhood into the scene of a devastation whirlwind. A little over three hours later, authorities announced that they had apprehended the shooter, but not before there had been numerous fatalities and, at the time, numerous injured persons hospitalized.
Running on the greenway claimed the life of 49-year-old Susan Karnatz. Six shotgun wounds to various parts of her body, including the head and neck, were found to be the cause of death, according to her autopsy. Raleigh has dubbed this year’s City of Oaks Marathon in honor of Karnatz, a mother of three boys who are all under the age of 15. Austin Thompson’s brother James Thompson, 16, was the shooter. His autopsy found that in addition to 57 neck stab wounds, 9 of which were incised, he also died from a gunshot wound to the head. He attended Knightdale High School.
Nicole Connors, 52, was reportedly resting on her porch after returning from a friend’s birthday supper. Her husband characterized her as the matriarch of the family. She had at least 34 gunshot wounds, including 25 exit wounds, to her left arm, breast, back, and chest, as well as to her right arm, according to her autopsy. Her spine, ribs, left humerus, heart, lung, diaphragm, liver, stomach, spleen, and pancreas were all wounded by the bullets.
A little time after the date of the horrific massacre, Mary Marshall, 34, was scheduled to get married. According to reports, she was on the greenway searching for her dog who had run away. She had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head, neck, and shoulders, according to Marshall’s autopsy. Finally, 29-year-old Raleigh Police Department officer Gabriel Torres was also slain on the way to work. Shotgun wounds to his upper chest, right side of the neck, right shoulder, and left hand were discovered during his autopsy.
He also sustained glass-related blunt force injuries to his left elbow and right knee. Additionally, it was noted in the autopsy that Torres was probably attacked by Thompson before the shooting. Furthermore, as of April 13, the only thing that is known about Austin Thompson is that he has been transferred from a hospital “to another facility” after surviving a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.