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Oklahoma police say 10-year-old boy awoke to search out his mother and father and three brothers shot to demise

Oklahoma police say 10-year-old boy awoke to search out his mother and father and three brothers shot to demise

OKLAHOMA CITY — A ten-year-old boy awoke to search out his mother and father and three brothers useless of their southwest Oklahoma Metropolis dwelling, all fatally shot by his father, police stated Tuesday.

On Monday morning, “(the boy) wakened and found what had occurred,” stated Sgt. Gary Knight, describing the scene as “carnage.”

“Make no mistake about it, what occurred in that residence was nothing wanting a bloodbath,” Knight stated,

Police consider Jonathan Sweet, 42, killed his spouse, 39-year-old Lindsay Sweet, and sons 18-year-old Dylan Sweet, 14-year-old Ethan and 12-year-old Lucas, Knight stated. He stated Jonathan Sweet then turned the gun on himself.

Knight stated investigators consider the capturing started after an argument between the mother and father late Sunday night time or early Monday morning.

“In some unspecified time in the future he (Jonathan Sweet) armed himself with a gun; he shot her a number of instances, killing her,” Knight stated. “At that time he systematically went via the house capturing and killing the youngsters.”

Knight stated it’s not identified why the fourth youngster was spared or a motive for the shootings. He stated police had no earlier contact with the household, had not beforehand been referred to as to their dwelling and that there was no historical past of home violence within the household.

Knight stated the 10-year-old was positioned within the custody of kinfolk and was bodily unhurt.

Knight stated the boy informed investigators that he slept via the sound of the gunfire, and that there isn’t a motive to doubt him.

“He referred to as 911 and stated he had simply wakened and located the our bodies,” Knight stated. “The door (to his room) was closed, and there was a field fan operating” that may additionally muffle the sound.

“There isn’t any indication he did not sleep via it,” Knight stated.

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