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Two children killed after hostage situation in Coahoma County

Two children were killed after a hostage situation in Coahoma County early Monday morning.

From the Coahoma Sheriff:

Two children have been shot to death after a hostage situation in Coahoma County, Mississippi on Monday.

Coahoma County sheriffs say they located a 9-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy both suffering from gunshot wounds at the residence. One of the children was pronounced dead at the scene while the other victim later died at a hospital in Clarksdale.

Marquez Griffin, 25, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

They released the following press release:

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