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5 children, 1 adult killed in Oklahoma shooting

5 children, 1 adult killed in Oklahoma shooting”

Muskogee Police are reporting that one man and five children have been shot to death inside a Muskogee house.

Officers responded to a call at about 1:30 a.m. of a multiple shooting at the home, police said in a press release.

Once there, officers encountered a person holding a gun. He was later caught and arrested, he has been identified as Pridgeon. Police fired one shot, which missed the suspect.

After a brief chase police apprehended Pridgeon and took him into custody, reported Fox23.

"A fifth child later died after being life-flighted to a Tulsa hospital", police said in a statement.

The wounded child and woman were taken by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital, where the child was pronounced dead, Hamlin said.

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The slain children were described as elementary school-age, or younger, reported Tulsa World.

The Muskogee police chief said he believes the shooting is a "domestic incident". The investigators do not know whether the suspect is related to them, she said.

Authorities have not released any of the victims' names.

There are no other suspects, according to police.

Investigators believe the victims were a family, Hamlin said. A woman has life-threatening injuries, and a suspect was shot at by police as he fled the scene. He was convicted of felony assault and battery with a unsafe weapon, threatening to perform an act of violence and malicious injury to property in 2019 and received a three-year deferred sentence.



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