A 15-year-old boy was arrested on Sunday night for fatally shooting 5 people in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
According to KTLA, a man and a woman, as well as three children lost their lives on Saturday night, in their home in a rural area.
“There’s no other way to say it, but we have a horrific crime scene we’re working, and it’ll be intensive, and we’ll work hard to do everything that needs to be done,” Sheriff Dan Houston has told reporters.
Among the victims was Greg Griego, the chaplain at the county jail for the last 13 years. He volunteered counseling firefighters in the area, as well.
“Chaplin Griego was a dedicated professional that passionately served his fellow man and the firefighters of this community. [...] His calming spirit and gentle nature will be greatly missed,” Fire Chief James Breen says.
The other victims have not been identified at this point, but police are looking into the connection between them.
The Telegraph writes that they were all shot multiple times, with several guns, which were found at the location. One of the weapons was a semi-automatic rifle.
The unnamed teenager was arrested for murder on two charges and will be facing three charges of “child abuse resulting in death.” Investigators are looking into the gun owner’s name.
Sheriff’s Department spokesman Aaron Williamson mentioned that there was no “recent history” of 911 calls coming from the house.
Lt. Sid Covington stated that they found several pieces of evidence at the crime scene, which is now being analyzed.
“Right now we're to the meticulous points of processing the scene and collecting physical evidence, and this is a vast scene with a lot of physical evidence,” he describes.