In an Alaskan family home, a 15-year-old boy shot three of his brothers to death before turning the pistol on himself.
Three other siblings in the house, all under the age of seven, were unharmed, but the three siblings, who were ages five, eight, and seventeen, all perished.
Tuesday around 4:17 p.m., state troopers were alerted by a neighbor of a shooting in the Skyridge Drive Subdivision, north of Fairbanks.
The children’s parents and another sibling weren’t at home when the shooting took place.
Unidentified youngster is said to have used a “family gun” to kill three siblings before turning the weapon on himself.
According to Tim DeSpain, a trooper spokesperson, the investigation is focused on determining what led to the alleged murder-suicide.
He said that the firearm was a “family gun, but beyond that, it’s all still part of the current inquiry.”
The state medical examiner will help with the inquiry by receiving the bodies of the youngsters.
The state’s Office of Children’s Services has been informed, according to the troopers.
The state Department of Family and Community Services’s spokeswoman, Clinton Bennett, stated that the office “would not release any information owing to rules and regulations concerning the confidentiality of those concerned in specific situations.”
Additionally, Bennett stated, “the office will not share any material about a case with an active investigation.”