Cops: Teen Killed Parents, Sister, Friend in NYE Shooting

Teen killed parents, sister, family friend with assault rifle, cops say

Investigators gather January 1, 2018, outside a home in Long Branch, N.J., about 30 miles south of New York City, where a 16-year-old is accused of killing his father, mother, sister and a family friend on New Year's Eve.

Fifteen minutes before the arrival of the year 2018, shots fired at a home in northeastern US state of New Jersey, leaving four people dead and a 16-year-old boy in jail.

"The grandfather of the suspect as well as the brother of the suspect thankfully left the home", Gramiccioni said.

Officers from Long Branch police and the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office responded to a call shortly before midnight and discovered the victims, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement. He said the teenager was taken into custody without incident. The shooting is being treated as an isolated domestic violence incident, police say.




Authorities in Long Branch say the teen used a semi-automatic rifle to commit the murders inside a home Sunday night.

He was expected to be charged as an adult with four counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon for an unlawful goal.

A 911 call reporting the shooting was made at 11:43 p.m. from inside the house on the 600 block of Wall Street, Gramiccioni said.

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