Who Is Romeo Nance, Gunman Who Killed 7 Near Chicago, Then Shot Self

With a history marked by violence, Nance was previously arrested for aggravated discharge of a weapon involving a woman, CBS News reported.

Who Is Romeo Nance, Gunman Who Killed 7 Near Chicago, Then Shot Self

Nance, is believed to reside in close proximity to the crime scenes.

New Delhi:

Romeo Nance, 23, suspected of shooting dead seven people in two separate homes near Chicago in the US state of Illinois, was found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds, a report said.

Nance was located by US Marshals near Natalia, Texas, and it was "believed that Nance took his own life with a handgun following a confrontation with Texas law enforcement officials." police said on Monday night (local time), accoding to ABC News

"A total of seven people were found shot to death in two residences," Chief of Police in Joliet, approximately 50 km from Chicago, said in a press conference. 

Nance, is believed to reside in close proximity to the crime scenes. With a history marked by violence, Nance was previously arrested for aggravated discharge of a weapon involving a woman, CBS News reported. Court records indicate that he was out on bond for a 2023 shooting case and still awaited trial at the time of this incident.

"Nance should be regarded as armed and dangerous," the police said. 

According to the cops, Nance is believed to be driving a red Toyota Camry with license plate Q730412. Police also disclosed their investigation into an earlier series of "random" shootings in the area, which claimed one life and left another individual critically wounded.

"I've been a policeman 25 years," Evans said. "This is probably the worst crime scene I've ever been associated with."

The tragedy once again thrusts the issue of gun control in the US into the spotlight.

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