A 14-year-old confessed to shooting all five members of his family in an Alabama residence, authorities said. The teen was “assisting investigators in locating the weapon, a 9mm handgun that he said he tossed nearby”. Earlier Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said three of the five people shot in the Elkmont residence were confirmed dead at the scene and two were airlifted in critical condition. It was confirmed later that the two people in critical condition died.
The incident happened around 10:30 Monday night. Around 1:15 a.m., Limestone County Sheriff’s Dept. spokesman Stephen Young said that deputies were called to the scene by a juvenile in the house who says he was downstairs when he heard shooting upstairs.
Deputies found one adult and two juveniles dead, and one adult and one juvenile with critical injuries. The adult was flown to Huntsville Hospital, the juvenile was flown to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.
Just before 3:00 a.m., Sheriff Mike Blakely arrived on the scene to say that the two surviving victims had died, and the 14-year-old who called authorities confessed to the crime.
The sheriff said that the victims were the father, step-mother, and siblings of the shooter.
I will continue to update this story as new information becomes available to me. Right now I can only get what the news allows to the public which isn’t much especially with an ongoing investigation.
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