Edward Eugene Page, 74

Born November 14, 1947

Died June 23, 2022

Irene (Triggs) Freeman, 86

Born April 3, 1936

Died June 22, 2022

Jacqueline Vonrobel, 80

Born May 21, 1942

Died June 22, 2022

Robert Harvill Smith, 87

Born June 9, 1935

Died June 20, 2022

Willie Taylor, 82

Born March 11, 1940

Died June 19, 2022

Wendell Roy Dieman, 92

Born February 28, 1930

Died June 19, 2022


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Sunday, May 29, 2022, 12:29 AM

Police, deputies and ambulances are currently headed down Old Taft Road west of town, according to witnesses and emergency officials.

The units are responding to a reported shooting, the officials confirmed, but no details are yet available.

Early reports say there may be up to four victims, but that has not been confirmed.

Muskogee Police have sent units to help, they confirmed, but are unable to provide more information.

More as it comes.

UPDATE 12:46 AM: At least one victim has been transported by ambulance. Other ambulances are still on scene. Witnesses say at least 40 shots were fired. The victim count is now up to six, including at least one child, according to eyewitness reports.

UPDATE 1:29 AM: The mass shooting was at a Memorial Day celebration in the Taft town square. One victim was said by eyewitnesses to have been shot in the head.

UPDATE 2:10 AM: The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has now taken over the case. We will report when they release more information.

UPDATE 4:15 AM: Muskogee County EMS transported three victims to the hospital, a 19-year old, a 9-year-old and another, all emergency status.

Saint Francis had, according to EMS, five or six walk-in gunshot patients, which leads to either eight or nine total patients.