A mass murder in Scott County has resulted in six deaths. The bodies of five victims were found Wednesday morning in a house in Manchester. That is just a few miles north of Roodhouse. The suspect died later in the hospital after a car chase with the cops, says State Police Lt. Col. Todd Kilby.
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“Shots were exchanged, and the police took the suspect into custody while he was in possession of multiple weapons, at approximately 7:27 a.m. this morning. The suspect was then transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead,” Kilby said at a news conference in Manchester. A 6-year-old girl survived and is being treated at the hospital in Springfield.
The situation is still under investigation, and the police are not revealing the relationship, if any, between the suspect and the victims, nor are they discussing a motive. The names of the suspect and the victims have not been released. The police believe the suspect who is now dead was the only suspect in the case.