Tennessee

4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody

  • Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies work the scene where four young children were fatally stabbed at the Greens of Irene apartment, Friday, July 1, 2016 in Memphis, Tenn.  Four young children were stabbed to death in a gated apartment complex in suburban Memphis on Friday, and police took their mother into custody for questioning.  (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies work the scene where four young children were fatally stabbed at the Greens of Irene apartment, Friday, July 1, 2016 in Memphis, Tenn. Four young children were stabbed to death in a gated apartment complex in suburban Memphis on Friday, and police took their mother into custody for questioning. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies work the scene where four young children were fatally stabbed at the Greens of Irene apartment, Friday, July 1, 2016 in Memphis, Tenn.  Four young children were stabbed to death in a gated apartment complex in suburban Memphis on Friday, and police took their mother into custody for questioning.  (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies work the scene where four young children were fatally stabbed at the Greens of Irene apartment, Friday, July 1, 2016 in Memphis, Tenn. Four young children were stabbed to death in a gated apartment complex in suburban Memphis on Friday, and police took their mother into custody for questioning. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Officials say four children in Memphis have been fatally stabbed and their mother has been taken into custody.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesman Earle Farrell said the stabbings occurred at an apartment complex Friday and deputies were at the scene. No further information was immediately available.

The Commercial Appeal reports that sheriff's deputies blocked off a section of the well-maintained brick buildings at the Greens of Irene apartment complex.