Published: Tue, January 02, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Long Branch, New Jersey shooting: 4 dead in apparent domestic incident

Long Branch, New Jersey shooting: 4 dead in apparent domestic incident

A teenager in New Jersey was taken into police custody after his parents, sister and a family acquaintance were found dead inside the family's home late on Sunday, the Monmouth County prosecutor said in a statement on Monday.

A 16-year-old is in custody after a horrific shooting just before midnight New Year's Eve in a Jersey Shore town.

The suspect's brother and grandfather were apparently unharmed.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says the teen was arrested after a 911 call was received from inside the home at 11:43pm.

The victims have been identified by officials as the 16-year-old's parents, Steven and Linda Kologi, 44 and 42 respectively, his sister, 18-year-old Brittany Kologi and a 70-year-old family friend, Mary Schultz, who lived in the home.

Prosecutors did not release a motive for the killings, which the boy carried out with a Century Arms semiautomatic rifle, prosecutors said.

Authorities are not releasing the name of the suspect because he is underage.

The teenage suspect is charged with four counts of murder.

The prosecutor's office posted on Twitter after 2 a.m. that there was "no threat to the public as it is believed to be an isolated domestic incident". He said the arrest was "uneventful" and didn't require the use of force.

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