A 14-year-old boy in Alabama has confessed to killing 5 members of his family, US police say.
Those killed were the boy’s father, stepmother and siblings, local media report. Three had been discovered useless on the scene whereas the opposite two died in hospital.
Police say the boy, who has not been named, is helping investigators.
There isn’t any indication but on any motive nor how he obtained the weapon used, a 9mm handgun.
The capturing occurred late on Monday within the city of Elkmont.
Gun violence is frequent within the US – according to one monitoring site there have been almost 300 mass shootings this year alone.
Seven individuals had been killed on the weekend in a sequence of random shootings in Texas, with the suspect recognized as a 36-year-old man lately fired from his job.
Final month, separate assaults in El Paso and Dayton left 31 individuals useless.
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