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Police kill suspect after 5 slain in Ill.

MANCHESTER, Ill. — A man 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 and shot the victims at close range, leaving two women, one man, and the boys dead. Two people were found in a bedroom, two in a second ­bedroom, and the man in the hallway. A sixth victim, a 6-year-old girl, was injured and taken to a Springfield hospital.

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