The shooter, who was identified only as a white male, opened fire in the state capital Raleigh on and near a popular walking trail called the Neuse River Greenway.
Hundreds of thousands of people were without power in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida due to the storm, which was also making air travel extremely difficult in some regions.
"Let’s be clear. This was an execution," Attorney Chantel Cherry-Lassiter said after watching a 20-second portion of body camera video with Andrew Brown's family.
The North Carolina woman's 12 children gave her 68 grandchildren, 125 great-grandchildren, and at least 120 great-great-grandchildren.
Dr Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with grandchildren Adah, 9, and Noah, 5, the York County coroner’s office said.
Historic winter storm brings lower temperatures to Houston than in parts of Alaska, leaving millions of Texans without power and spinning killer tornadoes into southeastern US.
President-elect Joe Biden solidified his victory over Trump in the US election with a win in traditionally Republican-leaning Georgia, according to US media.
The outcome of the US presidential election hangs in the balance as the last few states continue to count ballots, including some of the most competitive battleground states where the tally could take days to complete.
The US Supreme Court has allowed election officials in two battleground states, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, to accept absentee ballots for up to nine days after Election Day.
The storm leaves at least eight people dead as it hits the US eastern seaboard with strong winds and heavy rain, leaving millions without power, before moving across Canada.
The service unfolded at a sanctuary at North Central University as a judge a few blocks away set bail at $750,000 each for the three fired Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting murder in Floyd's death.
The gratuitous fixation on rioting won't kill the elephant in the room.
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