Five Children Killed in Oklahoma Shooting | 22 Words

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?

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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.

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...

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According to Muskogee investigator, Lynn Hamlin, as per The Independent.

When officers arrived at the scene, they were met by the gunman...

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Who was still armed.

The suspect attempted to flee the scene...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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​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...

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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.

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Rest in peace to those who lost their lives in this devastating incident.