Officials investigating quadruple homicide after hostage situation in Oklahoma

Authorities are investigating after four people were found shot dead and one wounded at a marijuana farm in northwest Oklahoma following a reported hostage situation. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) said in a statement that the agency was investigating what has been described as a quadruple homicide at the request of the Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies received a call around 7:45 p.m. Sunday about a suspected hostage situation unfolding on a 10-acre marijuana farm on North 2760 Road west of Hennessey, about 55 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. Responding officers found four people dead from apparent gunshot wounds and one injured. The surviving victim was taken to a hospital in undisclosed condition, according to a statement from the OSBI.

Kingfisher County Sheriff Dennis Banther said that a warrant was issued late Monday morning for the arrest of a suspect in the quadruple homicide. Banther said the suspect and five victims have ties to the farm, and that the deadly shooting stemmed from an internal dispute and was not a random act of violence.

The suspect and the victims had not been identified as of Monday; and the suspect remained at large as of Monday afternoon.

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