Four children under the age of six have been stabbed to death in Memphis, Tennessee.
Authorities were called to a gated apartment complex around 1pm local time.
The mother of the children has been taken into custody, though not charged.
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County Sheriff Bill Oldham made the following statement:
“Our community has suffered a egregious act of evil and a tremendous loss today. We were called to the scene of a tragic event where we have four young children who have been killed.”
Officials have yet to name the family or the ages of the children, but officers described the victims as babies.