Parents of accused North Carolina shooter express sorrow
October 19, 2022
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The parents of a 15-year-old boy accused of killing five people in a North Carolina shooting rampage released a statement saying they are "overcome with grief" and saw no warning signs before the killings.
The statement Tuesday by Alan and Elise Thompson also confirmed that one of Austin Thompson's five victims on Thursday night was his own 16-year-old brother, James. Witnesses said in 911 calls that the shooter opened fire with what appeared to be a shotgun in a neighborhood northeast of downtown Raleigh and along an adjacent walking trail.
"Our son Austin inflicted...