Six people, including five children, were shot dead overnight at a home in Oklahoma, police said.
Cops responded to an east Muskogee residence at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on a report of shots fired and spotted an armed suspect, firing one round at the man, Tulsa World reported.
The bullet missed the suspect, but he was taken into custody after a brief chase. He was not immediately identified by police, but is related to the victims, KJRH reported.
Officers then found four children and a man dead inside the home.
“They discovered four small children had been shot and one adult male,” Muskogee police spokeswoman Lynn Hamlin told KJRH.
A fifth child was later pronounced dead while being airlifted to a hospital in Tulsa, the station reported.
A woman inside the house was also taken to a Tulsa hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.
Muskogee’s police chief, Johnny Teehee, said the shooting rampage is believed to be a domestic incident, KJRH reported.
The children who died are believed to be in elementary school or younger, a police spokeswoman told Tulsa World.
Several messages seeking additional details from Muskogee police were not immediately returned early Tuesday.