Two arrested in shooting of Raleigh police officer

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RALEIGH, NC (WITN) -- Two suspects are in custody after a Raleigh police officer was shot Wednesday night.

Authorities say the officer was investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle that was believed to have been involved in a carjacking.

The officer exited the patrol car and was almost immediately shot, sustaining multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the neck, authorities said.

The wounded officer was placed in a patrol car and, on the way to a nearby hospital, was transferred to an ambulance.

The officer was in surgery Wednesday night.

His condition remains unknown.

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A Raleigh police officer was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after being shot in the neck.

The search for a suspect is ongoing.

WRAL reports the shooting happened at about 8 p.m. on Teakwood Place near Deboy Street.

The wounded officer was taken to WakeMed in another officer's patrol car, authorities said.

Authorities did not release any information about the officer’s condition or what led to the shooting.