5 Reported Dead in Illinois Shooting

By: USA Today Email
By: USA Today Email

(USA Today)- Five people have been killed an one injured in a shooting overnight in Manchester, Ill., KSDK-TV reports.

Details of the shootings were not immediately clear, but WLDS radio quotes Illinois State Police as confirming that 5 people were shot to death in a home in Manchester, a village of 350 people located is 85 north of St. Louis.

KMOX reports that the shootings occurred around 4:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday.

WLDS quotes Winchester police as saying that a suspect is in custody. The radio station also reported that the suspect, who was on the run for two hours, was captured following a high-speed chase and exchange of gunfire. The suspect has been hospitalized.

The pastor of Manchester Baptist Church tells KSDK-TV that the shootings took place inside a public housing complex. At least one of the victims is a child, according to the Scott County Sheriff's Department.

Schools have been closed in North Green, Winchester and Jacksonville, KSDK reports.

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