15-year-old boy kills 5 in NM shooting rampage

15-year-old boy kills 5 in NM shooting rampage

Associated Press


A 15-year-old boy fatally shot two adults and three children at a home near Albuquerque, authorities said today.

The teenager was arrested on murder and other charges in connection with the shootings Saturday night at the home in a rural area 10 miles southwest of downtown Albuquerque, Bernalillo County sheriff’s spokesman Aaron Williamson said.

The victims’ identities haven’t been released, and the boy’s motive and connection to the five victims weren’t immediately known. Williamson said investigators were trying to determine if the victims were related.

“We are trying to identify the victims,” Williamson said.

Each victim suffered more than one gunshot wound, he said.

Investigators also were trying to determine who owned several guns that were found at the home, one of which was a semiautomatic military-style rifle.

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