Illinois State Police confirm 5 people were shot to death in a home in the tiny central Illinois community of Manchester. A 6-year-old girl is being treated for injuries at a Springfield, Illinois hospital along with the suspect. Illinois State Police have also confirmed the suspect is dead.
The names of the victims aren't available. The Illinois State Police will meet with reporters at 10:30 this morning.
The suspect was on the run since the 4:30am shootings inside a public housing complex on East Street on Wednesday. He was caught after a high-speed pursuit. Shots were fired while the suspect was taken into custody.
School superintendents at several area districts cancelled classes today as a precautionary measure while the suspect was still on the loose. They include Jacksonville District 117, Salem Lutheran Academy, Four Rivers Special Education District, Westfair Academy, North Greene District, and Winchester Schools closed as a safety precaution.