A 14-year-old boy admitted to killing five members of his family, including his three younger siblings, in a small Alabama town on Monday 2nd September.
Limestone County sheriff's spokesman Stephen Young said the boy called 911 at about 11 p.m. Monday. He met deputies on the driveway and told them he heard gunshots upstairs while he was in the basement and he ran out the door. The teen later confessed to being the one who pulled the trigger, Young said.
"Upon being confronted with some of the inconsistencies, he did admit to shooting the five family members. All five were family members and all five lived in the residence," Young said.
The suspect's 6-month-old brother, 5-year-old sister and 6-year-old brother were among the victims. The adult victims were identified as the 38-year-old father of the suspect and the teen's 35-year-old stepmother. In a later statement, the sheriff's office said the children were stepsiblings of the suspect.
He faces murder charges and is being held in a juvenile detention facility. Young said he could face adult charges, including capital murder.
Authorities didn't describe any possible motive. They did not release the teen's name because he is a juvenile. The Associated Press is not naming the adult victims because that would identify the underage suspect.