Five people reported shot dead in Illinois town

By REUTERS
April 24, 2013 17:36




CHICAGO - Five people were shot to death and one injured as a result of a shooting in Manchester, Illinois, local television station KSDK and WLDS radio reported on Wednesday.

A suspect from the shooting is in custody, according to WLDS radio.

In response to the report, Jacksonville School District 117 is closed for the day, according to Debbie McKean, secretary to Superintendent Steve Ptacek. The school district covers 222 square miles and includes the area where the suspect was reported apprehended, according to McKean.

The Scott County Sheriff's Department referred all questions to the Illinois State Police. A spokeswoman for the Illinois State Police was not immediately available for comment.

Manchester is located about 85 miles north of St. Louis.


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