A 22-year-old man is believed to be responsible for the fatal shootings of three of his family members before allegedly turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide at a hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska on Friday.
According to People, the Fairbanks Police Department’s initial investigation shows that McKay Hutton allegedly shot his mother, Linda Hutton, 54; wife, Emily McDonald, 22; and two-month-old son, Teagan Hutton, before killing himself. The motive for the killings is still under investigation at this time.
Alaska Dispatch News reports that police first responded to a call regarding “suspicious circumstance” at a Fairbanks area Hampton Inn and Suites on Friday afternoon. Officers then discovered a man crying in hotel’s second-floor hallway, who led them to the room where they discovered Hutton and his alleged three victims.
“The man in the hallway was identified as a family member,” police said in a statement on Saturday. “Preliminary investigation showed he was not present during the shooting. His name is not being released at this time.”
Police have stated they have no reason to believe alcohol or drugs were involved in the shootings. The four bodies will be flown to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage, Alaska for autopsies on Monday.