In the US state of Alaska, a 15-year-old boy shot and killed his three brothers, and then took his own life. The local police reported this.
Police received a report shortly after 4 p.m. on Tuesday of a shooting at an apartment building on Skyridge Drive, north of the city of Fairbanks. The officers who arrived on the scene found four dead children.
According to police, the 15-year-old boy shot and killed his three brothers (aged 5, 8, and 17) and then himself.
The boy’s motive is not yet clear. Three other children in the home – all under the age of 7 – were not injured. The children’s parents were not present at the time of the shooting.