Processing Grief as Mass Shooting Rattles NC Neighborhood

By   •   October 17, 2022

On October 13, a 15-year-old suspect opened fire in a Raleigh, North Carolina, neighborhood by the Neuse River Greenway Trail. The shooting killed five people, including three along the greenway. In a recent deployment, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains comforted this shocked community with the hope of Christ.
Flowers, candles, and pictures of the five victims have overtaken a neighborhood sign as locals show an outpouring of love for those lost and support for those who are grieving.
A chaplain offers a hug as a woman takes in the memorial that was set up at the entrance of the Hedingham neighborhood where the shooting began.
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains listen as hurting people process their grief—as well as provide emotional and spiritual care.
Those who stop by to remember the deceased are friends, family, neighbors, and others in the community who want to pay their respects. Among the shooting victims were a woman walking her dog who was set to be married in just a couple of weeks, and an off-duty police officer about to head to work. Please keep all those affected by this tragedy in your prayers.