Illinois Shootings: 5 Slain In Small Town But Girl Survives

Source: Carlos Sadovi / Chicago Tribune

Five people were slain in a home in the small town of Manchester, about 50 miles southwest of Springfield, according to the Illinois state police.

A suspect was taken into custody after a police chase, during which shots were fired, officials said.

The victims lived in a first-floor apartment of a housing development and may be part of the same family, officials said. A young girl survived and was being treated at a hospital, according to state police spokeswoman Monique Bond.

Initial reports said they were shot to death, but Bond said officials were still trying to determine how they were killed.

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