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Illinois State Police Lt. Col. Todd Kilby briefs the media gathered in Manchester, Ill., after five people were found shot to death at a house early Wednesday.

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Illinois State Police process the scene Wednesday near Winchester, where a suspect wanted in the deaths of five people in nearby Manchester, was wounded after a car chase and an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement. The suspect, who was driving the white sedan, died later at a hospital.

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The nephew of a small-town Illinois mayor shot and killed five people, including two boys, before leading police on a chase that ended in an exchange of gunfire that left him dead, authorities said Wednesday. Illinois State Police said they believe Rick O. Smith, 43, entered the Manchester home through the back door and shot the victims at close range.
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    • Illinois State Police Lt. Col. Todd Kilby briefs the media gathered in Manchester, Ill., after five people were found shot to death at a house early Wednesday.
    • Illinois State Police process the scene Wednesday near Winchester, where a suspect wanted in the deaths of five people in nearby Manchester, was wounded after a car chase and an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement. The suspect, who was driving the white sedan, died later at a hospital.
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