On Wednesday, authorities revealed that a 15-year-old boy had shot and killed his three siblings at their house in a rural area outside of Fairbanks, Alaska, before turning the pistol on himself.
Fairbanks police responded to a complaint of gunfire at a residence on Tuesday, according to a statement released by the Alaska State Troopers. Tim DeSpain, a spokesman for the state police, said the information came from a concerned neighbor.
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Four children were discovered dead by responding police, all from gunshot wounds. Parents were not home at the time of the incident, according to the troopers. Authorities stated on Wednesday that a 15-year-old boy shot and killed his three siblings at their house near Fairbanks, Alaska, and was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to a statement released by the Alaska State Troopers, they were notified of gunfire at a residence in Fairbanks on Tuesday at about 4 o’clock. A neighbor made the report, according to Tim DeSpain, a spokesman for the state police.
Four youngsters had been shot and killed when police arrived. According to the troopers, the children’s parents were not home at the time of the shooting.
It was reported by DeSpain that the deceased children ranged in age from 5 to 17 years old. Based on their findings, troopers have concluded that a 15-year-old boy shot and killed his three brothers before turning the gun on himself. According to DeSpain, the probe is looking at possible motives.
The deceased was being transported to the state medical examiner’s office. According to the statement, three additional youngsters were also present but were unharmed. According to DeSpain, all of the uninjured kids are less than 7. He said that all of the kids were related.
DeSpain stated that the rifle was a family firearm, but that further details were still being uncovered. He said he did not know if the 15-year-old had any prior encounters with law enforcement because such information will be uncovered throughout the inquiry.
The state’s Department for Children and Families was contacted, according to the troopers. There was no quick response from a representative of the state’s Department of Family and Community Services.
You can find Fairbanks in central Alaska, roughly 360 miles north of Anchorage.