A northern Alabama teen confessed to killing all five of his family members in a shooting at a residence in the early hours of Tuesday morning, police said.

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the 14-year-old called police and admitted during an interview to shooting his family members.

The boy is “currently assisting investigators in locating the weapon, a 9mm handgun that he said he tossed nearby,” police said. 


Police initially tweeted early Tuesday that five people had been shot in Elkmont, Ala., with three confirmed dead at the scene.

The other two victims were airlifted in critical condition and later died, according to the sheriff's office.