Muskogee Mourns Massacre Victims
Hundreds attend prayer vigil for six victims, five of them young children, found shot to death earlier this week. KJRH's Sierra Pizarro reports.
(KJRH/NBC News) — A prayer vigil was held Wednesday evening honoring the victims of a shocking massacre inside a Muskogee, Oklahoma home.
The ceremony was held just hours after a suspect in the slayings, 25-year-old Jarron Pridgeon, was charged with six counts of murder.
Pridgeon is accused of gunning down five children and his younger brother.
More than $35,000 has been raised online to pay for the children’s funeral expenses. They were only 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9 years old at the time of their deaths. Three of the children carry Pridgeon’s last name. Police have yet to confirm if he is the father.
A seventh victim, Brittany Anderson, the children’s mother, was also shot and is recovering in a Tulsa hospital. She is now awake and aware of the situation.
“She does know that her babies are gone, but she’s just thanking God that she’s here and working her way through this tragedy,” said Pastor Gary Hall of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
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