Teenager murders family members on New Year's Eve

3 Family Members Killed in Shooting in New Jersey Sources

A 16-year-old boy opened fire on his entire family in their New Jersey home on New Year's Eve, killing four people, including his parents and his 18-year-old sister. Get the horrific details here.

Police say the teen, armed with a semi-automatic rifle, killed his parents, Steven and Linda Kologi; 18-year-sister Britanny Kologi; and Mary Schultz, a 70-year-old family friend who lived with them in Long Branch, reports.

The teen was charged with four counts of murder and a weapons offence on Monday and expected to appear in court on Tuesday, Asbury Park Press reported. He's expected to make a court appearance on January 2.

The prosecutor said the teenager's grandfather and brother were not targeted and left the home unharmed, according to The A.P.

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Officers from the Monmouth County Sheriff´s Office and the Long Branch police force responded to a call shortly before midnight and discovered the victims, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.

The 16-year-old was arrested without incident and the Century Arms semiautomatic rifle - which was legally registered to a resident in the home - was seized, Gramiccioni said.

"It's a terribly tragic incident", Gramiccioni said. Anyone who can provide further information about this devastating tragedy is urged to call Detective Andrea Tozzi at 800-533-7443, or Detective Michael Verdadiero at 732-222-1000.

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