A teen has been arrested for a N.M. shooting that left 5 dead on Jan. 20. According to CNN, a 15-year-old male has been taken in to custody and charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse resulting in death. Three of the victims were children.
"Initially responding deputies entered the home and found the five deceased inside the residence, so obviously it was a very gruesome scene. It's a large crime scene with a lot of physical evidence, and because there's an offender in custody, we're doing our best to be thorough and complete in gathering any potential evidence, and so we're going slowly, methodically, through the entire residence," Lt. Sid Covington of the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department told CNN.
The teen arrested for the N.M. shooting has not been publicly identified because of his age. As of now he has been charged as a juvenile but he could be charged as an adult by prosecutors. The gun that he used has been referred to as an "assault rifle" -- it is unknown where he got it.
The victims' names have not been officially released yet either. The murder happened inside of a home that belonged to Greg and Sarah Griego. It is believed that they are among the dead along with four of their relatives. It is unknown whether or not the shooter was also a relative or what his motive may have been.
The teen arrested for the N.M. shooting will be in court soon.
© Effie Orfanides 2013