ELKMONT, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Department is confirming that a 14-year-old has confessed to killing five family members in the Elkmont community.
The crimes occurred around 10:30 p.m. Monday, WAFF reported.
Limestone County Sheriff’s Dept. spokesman Stephen Young said that deputies were called to the scene by the 14-year-old in the house. The teen originally said he was downstairs when he heard shooting upstairs.
Ridge Rd is still blocked off as @LimestoneCoSO continues to investigate the home where, according to the Sheriff’s Office, five people were killed by their 14-year-old family member late last night. I’ve got details on what we know about this disturbing crime on @waff48 Today. pic.twitter.com/zE0iFa8g5Y
— Eric Graves WAFF 48 (@ReporterEric) September 3, 2019
Deputies found one adult and two juveniles dead, and one adult and one child with critical injuries.
The adult was flown to Huntsville Hospital. The child was flown to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.
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 sheriff said the victims were the father, stepmother and siblings of the shooter.
Just before 3 a.m., Sheriff Mike Blakely said that the two surviving victims had died, and the 14-year-old who called authorities confessed to the crime.