Authorities recognized six of the seven victims found shot to death Friday in a burning Alabama home recognized to deputies for previous calls over medicine, robberies and different disturbances.
The shooter or shooters accountable for the bloodbath remained at massive early Saturday.
Morgan County deputies responding to a name of a capturing at a house in Valhermoso Springs found the our bodies after placing out the hearth, authorities mentioned.
The victims have been recognized as William Zane Hodgin, 18, of Sommerville; Roger Lee Jones Jr., 19, of Decatur; Emily Brooke Payne, 21, of Valhermoso Springs; Jeramy Wade Roberts, 31, of Athens and Tammy England Muzzey, 45.
A 17-year-old younger lady was recognized however her identify has not been launched; a pet canine was additionally discovered shot useless in a criminal offense scene that shocked native officers.
“It’s a horrific scene and to have the ability to course of it’ll take a while,” Mike Swafford, a spokesman with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Workplace, mentioned.
The sheriff’s workplace believes tragedy may have been drug-related; officers knew the ranch-style house from receiving a number of 911 calls to the house for troubles over time.
“Our concept proper now’s whoever did this, got here in right here for a cause, did it and left,” he mentioned.
Authorities are wanting into the potential of the killings being drug-related, Swafford mentioned.
The investigation is ongoing, with help from the Madison County Sheriff’s Workplace and FBI Violent Crimes Process Power.