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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

OSBI investigating deadly shooting at Memorial Day event in Muskogee County

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) agents are investigating after eight people are shot at an outdoor festival in Taft, Oklahoma. At this time there is one deceased and seven injured including two juveniles.

The shooting occurred at an annual Memorial Day event with 1,500 people in attendance

The festival took place at the Old City Square. Witnesses say just after midnight there was an argument and then gunfire erupted. The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office was in attendance at the event and immediately rendered aid to the victims.

Taft is located about eighty miles northwest of Fort Smith on US Highway 62 just east of Muskogee.

There are no suspects in custody. Anyone at the event who witnessed the shooting should contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or email

You can remain anonymous.

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