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Authorities investigate the scene in Emington, where five people were dead Friday. (CBS)

Authorities investigate the scene in Emington, where five people were dead Friday. (CBS)

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EMINGTON, Ill. (CBS) – Five people, including two adults and three children, have been killed in the downstate community of Emington.

Livingston County sheriff’s police say they received a call of shots fired at 2:36 p.m. Friday and found five victims dead at the scene. Deb Delany, Emington’s secretary and treasurer, said the dead included a man and a woman and three children. Identities were not released.

Sources say the two adults living in the home had an argument in the front yard of the house. Moments later, neighbors heard five gunshots. Two of the children killed were of school age; the third was a baby, CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

Some of the bodies were found outside.

No suspect is being sought, authorities said.

“I want to assure the residents of Livingston County that you are safe from any harm and we are not looking for anyone in this crime,” Sheriff Martin A. Meredith said in a prepared statement.

Additional information was expected Saturday morning, the sheriff said.

Emington is about 90 miles southwest of Chicago.