7 Killed In Shooting Near Chicago, Cops Hunt For “Armed, Dangerous” Suspect

7 Killed In Shooting Near Chicago, Cops Hunt For 'Armed, Dangerous' Suspect

The suspect has been identified as Romeo Nance

New Delhi:

At least seven people were killed in a shooting at two different homes near Chicago in the US, the authorities said on Tuesday.

The shooting took place at the 2200 block of West Acres Road in Joliet, Illinois and the suspect — currently on the run — has been identified as Romeo Nance, the police said.

“A total of seven people were found shot to death” in two residences, Bill Evans, the chief of police in Joliet, told a news conference.

He said, Nance, 23, lived in the immediate vicinity of the shootings.

The Joliet Police Department said that Nance is believed to be driving a red Toyota Camry and should be regarded as “armed and dangerous”.

The police asked anyone with information regarding Nance and the vehicle to contact their local law enforcement agency.

The US is struggling with a large number of mass shootings and incidents of gun violence.

According to data collected by the Gun Violence Archive, which reports the American gun violence incidents, there have been over 875 gun deaths in the first three weeks of this year.

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