After a family of five were found shot to death in Alabama, their 14-year-old relative has allegedly confessed to pulling the trigger.
The teen called 911 himself Monday and initially claimed he heard a shooting on the second floor of his family’s home in Elkmont, according to WAFF in Huntsville, Alabama.
Of the victims, an adult and two children were declared dead on the scene while another adult and a teen were airlifted to a hospital where they died, the Limestone Sheriff tweeted. The victims are the teen’s dad and stepmom, 38-year-old John Sisk and 35-year-old Mary Sisk, as well as his 6-year-old brother, 5-year-old sister, and his 6-month-old brother, WAFF reports.
“The 14-year old caller was interviewed and confessed to shooting all five members of his family in the residence,” the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Tuesday.“He is currently assisting investigators in locating the weapon, a 9mm handgun that he said he tossed nearby.”
A motive behind the murders has not yet been released.
The suspect’s name has not been released. He has been charged with five counts of juvenile murder, according to Limestone County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Stephen Young, WHNT in Huntsville reports.
Officials at Elkmont High School had grief counselors ready at the school Tuesday.
“On behalf of the Limestone County School Board of Education, we are deeply saddened by this tragedy,” Karen Tucker from the Limestone County Board of Education said in a statement. “We are concentrating our efforts in assisting students and faculty in dealing with this tragedy. Additional counselors and Limestone County mental health counselors will be on site.”
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