RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Law enforcement agencies across the Triangle took to social media Wednesday night following the news of a Raleigh officer who had been shot.
The officer was shot while on duty in Southwest Raleigh around 8 p.m. along the 1200 block Schaub Drive near Teakwood Place.
Three people are in custody in relation to the shooting.
The officer was rushed to WakeMed where he underwent surgery for multiple gunshot wounds.
Raleigh police tweeted thanking everyone for their support and used #PrayForRPD.
That hashtag began to trend in Raleigh just before 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
We appreciate all the prayers during this difficult time. We will provide more information as it becomes available. #PrayForRPD— Raleigh Police (@raleighpolice) January 10, 2019
We stand with the @raleighpolice and they are in our thoughts and prayers as they investigate as one of their own was shot this evening. Prayers for a complete recovery.— Fayetteville Police (@FayettevillePD) January 10, 2019
DPD is keeping the @raleighpolice Officer who was shot in the line of duty tonight in our thoughts and prayers.— DurhamPoliceNC (@DurhamPoliceNC) January 10, 2019
Please join us in keeping the injured officer and the entire @raleighpolice family in our thoughts and prayers.— Chief Zuidema (@ChiefZuidema) January 10, 2019
The men and women of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office join me in offering our thoughts and prayers to the Raleigh Police Department, the injured officer and all the Raleigh law enforcement family pic.twitter.com/YApKgqZvSe— charles blackwood (@sheriffoforange) January 10, 2019
Our thoughts are with Officer Ainsworth and all @raleighpolice during this difficult time. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.— NCSU Police (@NCSUPolice) January 10, 2019
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