Horror shooting leaves five children and man dead while woman fights for life

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A man and five children were shot dead at home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, US on Tuesday morning.

Police officers chased after a suspect who sprinted from the property with a gun in hand.

Responding to a 911 call, cops arrived at the scene in the 900 block of Indiana around 1.30 am on Tuesday to find a person with a gun.

An armed officer fired a shot at the suspect but missed, allowing them time to run from the home.

The suspected shooter however failed to lose Muskogee Police who caught him after a short chase and brought him into custody.

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A helicopter was called in a desperate attempt to save the fifth child from their injuries which proved fatal.

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