Two die after consuming mysterious liquid

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Four people were hospitalized after consuming a liquid in Muskogee.
  • Two of those people died.
  • Police are investigating the liquid.

Two out of four people have died after consuming the same liquid and being taken to a hospital.

Officials said they are not sure what caused the deaths.

Muskogee police are investigating the incident.

The Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission is helping with the investigation, as alcohol may be involved. ABLE officials said people should not consume things that they did not buy from a store or for which they do not know the ingredients.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is doing a chemical analysis of the liquid.

Area residents told FOX23 they are not surprised something like this is happening, but they said they are surprised people have died. They said they believe those hospitalized could have been drinking moonshine.

Agencies said they cannot confirm what liquid was consumed until tests come back, but they did confirm all four people in the house consumed it and were hospitalized.

Investigators are not sure the liquid is what harmed the four people.

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