4 children stabbed to death in Tennessee, mother in custody

Four children have been stabbed to death in East Shelby County, Tennessee, sources said Friday.

According to media outlets, the four children were found in an apartment complex in East Shelby County.  The public information officer for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office told a WMC reporter on the scene that the ages of the four children are unknown, but it is believed they are all under the age of 6.

Officers responded to the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Authorities say the mother of the children is in custody.

Sheriff Bill Oldham addressed the media at the scene saying, “Our community has suffered an egregious act of evil today.”

Because next of kin notifications have not been made, the identities of the children have not been released.