A 14-year-old boy allegedly admitted to fatally shooting five of his relatives in an Alabama residence on Monday night.
Limestone County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Stephen Young told WAFF that the teen called them to the Elkmont residence at around 1:15 a.m., claiming he heard gunshots upstairs. While the victims’ names remain undisclosed, Young said those killed were the suspect’s father, step-mother, and siblings.
Though the Limestone Police Sheriff’s Office initially tweeted that three people were pronounced dead at the scene and two were airlifted to the hospital in critical condition, both of the injured victims have since reportedly succumbed to their injuries. WAFF reported that an adult and two juveniles died at the home while an adult and juvenile were found critically injured.
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UPDATE: The two subjects in critical condition have died. The 14-year old caller was interviewed and confessed to shooting all five members of his family in the residence. He is currently assisting investigators in locating the weapon, a 9mm handgun that he said he tossed nearby.
— Limestone Sheriff (@LimestoneCoSO) September 3, 2019
The police department’s update also said that a 14-year-old boy confessed to the quintuple slaying and had been helping police locate the 9mm handgun he used in the shooting.
Police reportedly said they eventually found the gun on the side of the road, not far from where it was tossed.
The incident reportedly occurred at 10:30 p.m., hours before the 911 call was placed. Authorities have not yet commented on a possible motive in the fatal shooting.
This is a developing story. Check back with CrimeOnline for updates as they become available.
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