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Illinois Village Records First Ever Multiple Homicides

Illinois Village Records First Ever Multiple Homicides

Yesterday's ambush murder of five people in the small village of Manchester, Illinois marks the first ever multiple homicide in the areas history.  There actually has not been a homicide in Scott County since 1993.  Two male children including an infant, an adult male, and two adult females were found dead at the scene.  The gunman, 43-year old Rick Odell Smith, was killed in a shootout with police.  He was reportedly the Mayor's nephew and his motive is unclear.  Manchester is about 75- miles north of St. Louis.

 

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