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Cops: 14-Year-Old Killed His Whole Family

Police in Alabama say 14-year-old murdered his father, stepmom, and 3 siblings
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2019 7:27 AM CDT
Updated Sep 3, 2019 12:26 PM CDT
In this photo provided by WHNT-TV News, authorities block access to a street, in Elkmont, Ala., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Authorities in Elkmont say a teenager called 911 about hearing gunshots and then...   (WHNT-TV News via AP)

(Newser) – The alarming call came into the Limestone County Sheriff's Office in northern Alabama about 10:30pm Monday: A 14-year-old boy said he was at home in the basement and heard gunshots upstairs. When deputies arrived, however, the teen's story quickly unraveled. Now police say that the teen was, in fact, the shooter—and that he killed his family of five. The details out of Elkmont, Alabama:

  • The victims: Authorities have not released any names, but they say the boy's father, stepmother, and three siblings were shot to death, reports WAFF. Three were pronounced dead at the scene, while an adult and a minor were airlifted to the hospital and later died.

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