Oklahoma police are investigating the deaths of 1 man and 5 children who were shot dead in Muskogee in the early hours of this morning.
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How is this still happening?
It's 2021, and we are still living in fear of these devastating mass shootings.
As soon as the news broke, people took to Twitter to express their shock, heartache, and dismay.
How does this happen💔— Caroline Hurst (@Carogal1234) February 2, 2021
This is why there should NOT be a gun in every hand.— Maggie (@pinky25269) February 2, 2021
The horror continues.— pankhurst (@mllea519) February 2, 2021
This is horrific 😭😭😭😭😭god bless their little souls 🙏💙🏴— Rona McNulty (@McnultyRona) February 2, 2021
Gun control is the need of the hour.— American Thinker (@Amer1canTh1nker) February 2, 2021
How long can we afford to lose our kids to senseless gun violence?
Guns, guns, guns!! Keeping people safe! Protecting yourself! You don’t need guns you need decency, understanding and self control...— Rosemary Robinson (@RPR336) February 2, 2021
And they keep saying that having guns around makes people safer. Sure looks like it doesn't it. 🤔— Paul Horsfield (@QprfcPaul) February 2, 2021
Until Americans decide their right to own a consumer product is more important than a child's right to life this will carry on happening.— John D (@JDBack1) February 2, 2021
I'm surprised it's even consider news anymore.
Sick world out there... 😔😔— 𝔅ä𝔩𝔩𝔡𝔦ñ𝔥𝔬™ 🇧🇲 (@Balldinho) February 2, 2021
Damn. So sad.— idyoutz (@idyoutz) February 2, 2021
Muskogee police officers responded to a call of multiple people shot in a house on Indiana Street in Oklahoma City, roughly forty-five-miles southeast of Tulsa, at around 1:30 am...
According to Muskogee investigator, Lynn Hamlin, as per The Independent.
When officers arrived at the scene, they were met by the gunman...
Who was still armed.
The suspect attempted to flee the scene...
But, after a short pursuit on foot, he was apprehended and taken into custody.
Inside the house, the responding officers found 1 man and 4 children dead...
While an injured infant was helicoptered alongside a woman to a hospital in Tulsa.
However, the child later passed away as a result of the injuries sustained during the shooting.
The woman continues to be treated for life-threatening injuries.
The police have since confirmed that all those who were shot were from the same family.
Speaking to CBS 6 this morning, Ms. Hamlin confirmed that the suspect in custody is the only lead they are pursuing at this time.
Ms. Hamlin said that the department does not believe that the shooting was a "random" attack...
But did not yet know the motive for the incident.
Neither the names of the victims or the suspect have been released.
Police are still investigating the incident.
This is a developing story, and updates will be posted accordingly.
Rest in peace to those who lost their lives in this devastating incident.