5 DEAD IN MANCHESTER IL SHOOTING: Five people are dead, one injured in a shooting in Manchester, Ill., according to WLDS radio. A suspect is in custody. The murders occurred inside a public housing complex on East Street Wednesday morning.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Department said there were multiple people shot, including a child who was taken to a Springfield, Illinois hospital.
Multiple schools are on lockdown. The Jacksonville School District 117 secretary to superintendent Steve Potosic said the school is closed in response to a recent shootout with a suspect on Woodson Winchester Road. WLDS reports Greene and Winchester schools are closed. Manchester is about 85 miles north of St. Louis. Source
Reports are that the victims are part of the same family. A child was unharmed, state police spokeswoman Monique Bond.