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At least 5 dead in downstate shooting
Multiple media outlets are reporting a shooting down-state in tiny Manchester, Illinois, population of about 300 and 85 miles north of St. Louis. Reports say five killed with one injured and that a suspect is in custody. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a suspect is in custody. Several school districts have cancelled classes as a result of the shootings, which were first reported around 4:45 am.
Update (9:03 am): Mayor Ronald Drake told the Post-Dispatch he didn’t know the victims or the alleged shooter but that “They lived in federal housing.”
Update (9:07 am): KMOV in St. Louis is reporting that all five victims were in the same family.
More on the situation as it develops.