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7 people shot dead near Chicago, 23 year old suspect armed with gun still absconding
The suspect in this incident, 23-year-old Nance, lived near these houses.
About 7 people died in the shooting that took place in two different houses near Chicago in America, this information has come out today quoting officials. Police said the shooting occurred in the 2200 block of West Acres Road in Joliet, Illinois. The suspect who fired the shots is currently absconding. He has been identified as Romeo Nance.
Joliet Police Chief Bill Evans, speaking at a press conference, said a total of seven people were shot and killed in two homes. The suspect in this incident, 23-year-old Nance, lived near these houses. The Joliet Police Department says Nance, who was driving a red Toyota Camry, should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Police ask that if anyone has any information about Nance or his car, they should contact their local law enforcement agency.
It is noteworthy that this is not the first incident of firing in America. America continues to grapple with a large number of mass shootings and incidents of gun violence. According to data collected by the Gun Violence Archive, which reports incidents of American gun violence, more than 875 deaths have occurred in shootings so far in the month of January this year.
There have been demands to make the gun laws strict in the USA as many believe that the liberal gun laws have resulted in mass shootings in the state in the past few years. The powerful gun lobby in the SA, however, has vehemently opposed any restrictions and has instead urged the authorities to tighten security arrangements.