No AR-15 used here guys or automatic rifle… A 14 a year old teenager called 911 to say he’d heard gunshots upstairs while in the basement… The 14-year-old repeated the story to deputies who arrived early today Tuesday morning, as they took stock of a horrific scene inside the home in Elkmont, Alabama all Five people had been shot like reported, the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office said. Three were dead, while two were airlifted to hospitals in critical condition.
They didn’t believe the teen’s story due to how inconsistent it was, sheriff’s office spokesman Stephen Young said and when investigators pressed in an interview, the teen confessed to the crime saying he had shot his father, stepmother and three siblings Monday night, and come Tuesday morning, all the victims were dead, the sheriff’s office said.
It was “a tragedy on a scale that we’re not used to here in Limestone County, Alabama,” Young told reporters. “This is going to have a ripple effect among family, among friends, among the local community here in the Elkmont area,” he added, saying, “This affects all of us.”
The teen, who has not been named and is being held in a juvenile detention center, is charged with five counts of juvenile murder. But he could face charges as an adult, Young said, and that Investigators are still working to understand the teen’s motive, he said.
UPDATE: Investigators have recovered the handgun from the side of the road nearby where it had been tossed. https://t.co/hayOpNXq6X
— Limestone Sheriff (@LimestoneCoSO) September 3, 2019
The victims, according to the sheriff’s office, are the teen’s 38-year-old father, John Sisk, his 35-year-old stepmother, Mary Sisk, his 6-year-old brother, his 5-year-old sister and his 6-month-old brother. Authorities have not named the children. The teen helped investigators find the 9mm handgun he said he used and then tossed at the side of the road, according to the sheriff’s office.
The gun was in the house illegally, according to Young, who said he could not provide more details. Now key in on the fact this gun was in the home “Illegally” and so no matter WHAT laws you pass they would have done NOTHING in a case like this because once again when people want to own a gun they will, and you can’t search everyone’s home in the country without calling that a systematic dictatorship, and we don’t live in that.
But this is what the socialist want? Just remember Venezuela, Cuba, Nazi Germany for examples where that didn’t work. That would be here on a much larger scale. That is no good folks. You want to keep the freedoms we have? You can’t let them start to destroy our constitutional rights.
The media will try to spin this that we need more gun control or now is complete removal of all guns! Don’t let the spin fool you the left will use every shooting like it’s part of a massive problem. Yet less people die per year in these shootings or school shootings than smoking tobacco products or car crashes or even knife fights! We’re going to ban knives, cars, and smoking also? The whole debate is ridiculous, and only meant to weaken us defensively.
A spokeswoman for the Limestone County School District said the teen is a student at Elkmont High School, and Karen Tucker wrote in a statement that the district is “deeply saddened” by the events and that extra school counselors as well as counselors from the Limestone County Health Department will be available to help students, faculty and the community “for as long as there is a need.”