(CBS/AP) MANCHESTER, Ill. - Authorities say the five people found shot to death inside a home in a tiny central Illinois community were two young brothers, their parents and their great-grandmother.
Illinois State Police identified the child victims as 1-year-old Brantley Ralston and 5-year-old Nolan Ralston. Their slain parents are 29-year-old James Roy Ralston and 23-year-old Brittney Luark, who was also pregnant.
The fifth victim is Luark's grandmother, 67-year-old Jo Ann Sinclair.
A sixth victim, a 6-year-old girl, was injured and taken to a hospital in Springfield.
"The offender took the 6-year-old out of the residence and put her in the hands of a neighbor," State Police Lt. Col. Todd Kilby said.
The bodies were discovered Wednesday inside a home in Manchester, located about 50 miles west of Springfield.
A short time after the bodies were discovered, the suspect in the shootings, 43-year-old Rick Odell Smith, was killed in a gun battle with police.
Officials have not revealed a motive for the killings. Authorities believe Smith, who is the nephew of the town's mayor, was acquainted with the victims, but they didn't provide details of the relationships.