April 24th, 2013
02:12 PM ET

5 killed in Illinois village shooting; suspect slain in shootout

Five people were killed and a 6-year-old girl was taken to a hospital after a shooting in a tiny western Illinois village early Wednesday, officials said.

A suspect in the slaughter in Manchester, Illinois, was killed following a chase and shootout with police hours later, authorities said.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    TvNyc..Just so you know, you cannot have a felony of any kind on your record, and legally own any gun. When they did my background check, no big deal with a 2 week wait. But the checks they want to do now on law biding citizens ARE plumb stupid. And if you are looking into conceal and carry permits, you will be responsible, and you will complete a gun safety course.

    April 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. vikingwoman

    Blunt truth is we all go a little nuts at times, so what stops 1 relatively normal person from picking up his hand gun, during a dispute, when another similar person immediately heads for the glovebox & starts firing away!? This is Our problem, not just those we so conveniently lable "nuts"!!

    April 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • skipitxd40

      I am curious so Will you Show Proof of that exact shooting occurred,,, Or is it Just your Opinion

      April 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TvNyC

    Viking woman i agree with you completely, anyone could have a bad day.

    April 24, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TvNyC

    Backround for guns shouldnt be only for felons, they should have mental tests and polygraphs. Come on buddy we have killers running around our streets everyday and we cant do anything about it... Heck they should examine everybodys mental state. No matter if u want a gun or not.

    April 24, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ vikingwoman, did all the rest of your inanimate objects survive? I loved that post the best.🙂 and when im having a bad day i just come on here and blog. Guaranteed someone will make me smile lol!

    April 25, 2013 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. vikingwoman

    Hey @ chrissy, always read your fun & insightful posts! My InOb's survived the day, barely! The racket....unbelievable!! 😉

    April 25, 2013 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. conman

    Biden, would be proud, he used a shotgun!

    April 25, 2013 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tom

    "5 killed in Illinois village..." Village? Who wrote this story? There aren't "villages" in Illinois. We call them "towns". Was this journalism outsourced to a european?

    April 25, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Terror, tragedy & grief continues. No respite.
    Gun violence in itself has now become a face of terror.

    April 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lucas

    Stuff like this is going to continue to happen. Taking away guns is not going to prevent it what so ever. Criminals will always have guns, so why shouldn't we? it'll better protect ourselves from terrors such as these!

    April 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. vikingwoman

    @Lucas, where did you read the gun was in the hands of a criminal? I'm reading he was just an average citizen, til he started shooting, that is!!

    April 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    I do think that this phenomenon of average (not criminals) citizens going on a shooting spree is reason enough to limit access to guns.

    April 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jackie

    i live in illinois. The problem is its hard to find help for people mentally ill. This state is so broke people are going crazy. People are having their utilities shut off losing their homes and jobs. There are no jobs. I see people going chaotic. If we make guns illegal the criminals will obtain the illegally and will leave us defensless.

    April 25, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
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