14-year-old boy confesses to killing all 5 family members in home: Authorities

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ELKMONT, Ala. (AP) -

A 14-year-old Alabama boy faces murder charges in the slayings of five members of his family, including an infant brother, two other siblings, ages 5 and 6, and his father and stepmother.

Limestone County Sheriff's spokesman Stephen Young said Tuesday that the teen is being held in a juvenile facility and faces five counts of murder in the juvenile court system.

The adult victims were identified as the suspect's father, 38-year-old John Sisk, and Mary Sisk, the boy's 35-year-old stepmother.  The dead included a 5-year-old sister and a 6-year-old brother.

Young said the teen called 911 and initially told deputies he was in the basement when he heard gunshots upstairs. Young said the teen confessed to the killings after being confronted about discrepancies in his story.

He later helped investigators find a handgun he had tossed on the side of the road.

All five victims lived at the home.

Previous story by ABC News:

Alabama police say a 14-year-old boy fatally shot his entire family in the early hours of Tuesday and then called police to the scene.

The boy, who was not identified, was later interviewed by police and confessed to shooting all five members of his family with a 9mm handgun in a home in the town of Elkmont, about 106 miles north of Birmingham, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Three of the family members were found dead in a home, while two others were airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition, where they later died, according to the sheriff’s office.

The victims, two adults and three children, have not yet been named.

The teen assisted investigators in recovering the handgun, which authorities say he tossed after the killings. Later on Tuesday, investigators said they had located the handgun by the side of a road.

The sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to questions to ABC News.

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