US: 4 killed in shooting rampage in Illinois

Chicago, January 10, 2021

At least four people were killed and two others severely injured in a shooting rampage in the US state of Illinois, a media report said, adding the suspect was shot and killed by the police.

The NBC Chicago report said the first shooting took place at a pharmacy in Chicago on Saturday afternoon, resulting in the death of a 30-year-old man.

When officers arrived at the scene, the suspect managed to flee and shot another three people dead during his escape.

In an IHOP restaurant in Evanston, he took a woman hostage, who was later shot by the suspect and has since been hospitalised.

A 15-year-old girl, who was shot in the head, was rushed to the hospital and is now in critical condition.

Local police have identified the suspect as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale, whose motives for the shooting spree remain unknown.

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