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Sister of Muskogee shooting victim remembers nieces and nephews

Posted at 8:17 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 07:52:45-05

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — 2 Works for You talked to the sister of a woman fighting for her life in a Tulsa hospital.

She and her family are praying for her recovery. Raven Anderson said she’s the sister of the victim and the aunt to the five children killed early Tuesday morning.

Anderson said her sister was a great mother and deeply cared for all of her kids. She said all five of the kids were very close to one another and spent much of their time together. They all liked to paint, draw and play at the park.

Anderson said her sister recently moved to Muskogee from Arkansas last month. This morning’s events came as a shock to the family.

“We’re trying to stay strong for my sister," Anderson said. "It’s just hard right now."

Anderson and her extended family are praying for their sister’s recovery. Still, they’re all having a hard time coping with this morning’s tragedy.

“They were great kids," Anderson said. "If anyone had known them, they would have loved them and cherished them."

The news of the tragedy in Muskogee traveled fast among the Oklahoma community. Megan Thompson, a friend of the family, said she’s shocked by the incident and completely heartbroken.

“As a mom, I can’t imagine what she [went] through,” Thompson said.

Anderson said her sister is conscious but in critical condition.

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