Category: Society / January 21, 2013 10:11 AM EST
A teenage boy with several weapons including an assault rifle shot and killed five people, three of them children, at a house in Albuquerque, New Mexico , according to authorities .
The boy, whose exact age had yet to be determined, was arrested and charged with the killings which took place, late Saturday night, said Dan Houston County Sheriff.
"The victims all apparently suffered multiple gunshot wounds, multiple weapons were apparently used including one assault rifle. However, all of the dynamics of that is truly still pending the results of our investigation."
The boy was charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse resulting in death, police said, adding that it had not been determined whether the weapons were from inside the house or brought from somewhere else. It also was not yet clear whether the five people killed were related or what the relationship was between the teen and the victims.