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October 21, 2014, 10:15 pm
970 WMAY News

UPDATE: Five Shot Dead In Scott County; Suspect Also Dies After Shootout With Police

Five people have been found shot to death in a residence in Manchester, in Scott County, and the suspect is also dead following a shootout with police.


The tragedy began to unfold with the discovery of the bodies of the five victims early Wednesday morning.  The victims had all been fatally shot.  A sixth person, a child, was taken to a hospital and is reportedly in serious condition.


Manchester is located about 50 miles west of Springfield. Several school districts in that area called off classes for the day while authorities looked for the shooter.


Police pursued the suspect, and shots were exchanged when they caught up to him several hours after the murders.  The suspect was wounded and later died of his injuries at an area hospital.  Authorities say he had multiple weapons with him when he was apprehended.


Officials say they are not looking for any other suspects, and there is no danger to the general public.  They did not discuss any possible motives for the murders.


Stay with 970 WMAY for updates on this unfolding story.

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