While family and friends mourn the victims of this week’s mass murders in Scott County, authorities are still refusing to discuss the relationship between the victims and the shooter.
An autopsy confirms that one of the victims, Brittney Luark, was pregnant, and officials say they are counting her unborn child as the sixth murder victim from that shooting in Manchester.
Luark’s boyfriend, their two sons, and Luark’s grandmother were also killed.
A six-year-old girl who was injured in the attack has now been upgraded to fair condition at a Springfield hospital.
Police will only say that the victims were acquainted with the shooter, Rick Smith, but haven’t disclosed the nature of the relationship.
Smith was killed in a shootout with police hours after the murders.