ELKMONT, Ala. - A 14-year-old boy confessed to shooting all five members of his family at a residence in Alabama, authorities said Tuesday.
The teen was "assisting investigators in locating the weapon, a 9mm handgun that he said he tossed nearby," according to the Limestone County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities were called early Tuesday morning to a report of five people shot at a home in Elkmont, located about 30 miles northwest of Huntsville. Three people were confirmed dead at the scene and two were airlifted to a hospital in critical condition, the sheriff's office said.
Authorities later confirmed the two people taken to the hospital died.
The sheriff's office said the teen called police, and he allegedly admitted to the shooting during an interview.
"The 14-year old caller was interviewed and confessed to shooting all five members of his family in the residence," the sheriff's office said on Twitter.
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 victims' identities were not immediately released.
This story was reported from Cincinnati.