4 dead in Oklahoma triple murder-suicide, including 10-month-old

Authorities say a mother killed her three children before killing herself.

Authorities say an Oklahoma mother killed three of her children, including a 10-month-old, and then shot herself in a murder-suicide.

The Verdigris Police Department went to investigate a home on Thursday after they noticed fireworks exploding outside, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a press release.

PHOTO: In this photo released by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement officers at the scene of a murder-suicide in Verdigris, Oklahoma, on July 20, 2023.

In this photo released by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement officers attend the scene of a murder-suicide in Verdigris, Oklahoma, on July 20, 2023.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Upon arrival, they discovered 39-year-old Brandy McCaslin, armed and barricaded inside the Verdigris home, the office said.

According to OSBI, police then began negotiating with McCaslin for more than three hours. After receiving no response, officers entered the house.

PHOTO: In this photo released by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, police tape is shown at the scene of a murder-suicide in Verdigris, Oklahoma, on July 20, 2023.

In this photo released by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, police tape is shown at the scene of a murder-suicide in Verdigris, Oklahoma, on July 20, 2023.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Inside the home, they discovered McCaslin shot dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and the bodies of her three children — a 10-month-old, a six-year-old and an eleven-year-old — all shot dead, according to the office.

Police said they determined McCaslin shot his three children and then turned the gun on himself.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Verdigris Police Department will continue to investigate the incident.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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