This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Update 12:23 p.m.: The suspect in the deadly Manchester, Ill., shooting has died, Illinois State Police officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon. The shooter sustained wounds during a gun battle with police, who were able to take him into custody. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
In addition, the Chicago Tribune has identified the following individuals as slain victims of the Manchester shooting: Joanne Sinclair, 65; her granddaughter, Brittany Luark, 22; her boyfriend, Roy Ralston; Nolan Ralston, 5; and Bradley Ralston, 1.
A sixth person, 7-year-old Cassidy Raston, is in serious condition.
Update 11:18 a.m.: The Illinois State police will hold a press conference at 12 p.m EDT/11 a.m. CDT to update the public on the Manchester shooting.
Update 11:02 a.m.: The Scott County Sheriff's Department told USA Today that at least one of the shooting victims is a child.
Five people are dead and another person is injured after a shooting in Manchester, Ill., according to Mayor Ronald Drake.
Illinois State police have confirmed that five people were shot and killed by a gun-wielding assailant Wednesday morning, local radio station WLDS reports. The shooting took place at a public housing complex in Manchester, a village located 85 miles north of St. Louis, local television station KSDK reports.
Police have apprehended a suspect after a high-speed, bullet-riddled chase Wednesday morning, WLDS reports. The suspect has reportedly been taken to a local hospital.
Several local schools entered into precautionary lockdown after the shooting, WLDS reports. The schools have since been notified that a suspect has been apprehended.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...