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Suspect arrested in Oklahoma massacre of man and five children

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A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shootings of a man and five children in Oklahoma Tuesday, authorities said.

Jarron Deajon Pridgeon was taken into custody shortly after the early morning massacre inside a home in Muskogee, police said.

Cops responded to the home at around 1:30 a.m., and found one man and four children dead at the scene. A fifth child taken to a hospital in Tulsa later died, Police Officer Lynn Hamlin said.

A woman who was shot and wounded was in stable condition.

Police also encountered Pridgeon with a gun, Hamlin said.

Pridgeon and the victims — whose identities have not been released — all lived in the home at the time of the shootings, Hamlin added.

But he said the relationships between them remains unclear, as does a possible motive.

“It was not random obviously because they all did live in this home together, but as far as what all those relationships look like, we just don’t know that yet,” said Hamlin

With Post wires

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