Sheriff: 14-year-old killed his family, later confessed

Sheriff: 14-year-old killed his family, later confessed

The Limestone County Sheriff's office said a 14-year-old confessed to the killings.

Limestone County Sheriff's spokesman Stephen Young said the teenager initially told a dispatcher he was downstairs when he heard gunshots on the home's upper floor.

Police say the boy, who has not been named, is assisting investigators.

However, investigators later discovered "enough discrepancies" in his statement, and called him in for further questioning. He was interviewed and reportedly confessed to shooting all five members of his family inside the home.

It was also unknown if the teen suspect would be charged as an adult.

In this photo provided by WHNT-TV News, authorities block access to a street, in Elkmont, Ala., on September 3, 2019. The call came in approximately 10:30 p.m.

Three of the victims were found dead at the scene, a house in Elkmont, Alabama, and the other two died later after being airlifted to a regional hospital.

The sheriff says the boy "tossed" the gun nearby.

There is no indication yet on any motive nor how he obtained the weapon used, a 9mm handgun.

The boy is being held in an unspecified juvenile facility, Young said.

"Please be in prayer for our school and community".

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