Police said Friday they were searching for a man who crashed through a bedroom door at his mother's home, stabbed four small children to death and injured three others.

"He went for the little ones, ages 1 to 5, in a back bedroom," said Leflore County Coroner James Hankins.Hankins said the injured included a woman slashed in the abdomen and two children wounded in the neck.

The coroner said the man being sought in the slayings was believed to be the father and uncle of the children, while the wounded woman was the mother of at least two of the children.