5 Dead After Shooting In Illinois Home

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Authorities are still trying to piece together what led to a quintuple homicide in a tiny Midwestern town Wednesday morning.

Five people were shot and killed, one person was injured in Manchester, Ill., which has a population of 292 as of the 2010 census.

"This is a nice little town and I have no problems with anybody. What took place, I cannot tell you,” Mayor Ron Drake told St. Louis sister station KMOX. Manchester is 85 miles from St. Louis.

Based on preliminary police reports, the suspect escaped from the shooting scene, a home in the middle of town, resulting in a two-hour long high-speed police chase. Shots were fired during this time, and the suspect was taken to the hospital after he was captured.

Illinois State Police are expected to release more information later Wednesday.

The shooting occurred around 4:30 a.m. CST.




 
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