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Police say rifle used in Illinois school shooting was bought in 2012 by suspect's mom

DIXON, Ill. - A rifle that authorities allege was used by a 19-year-old in a shooting Wednesday at Dixon High School was purchased by the youth's mother, authorities said Thursday afternoon.

An investigation by Illinois State Police found that the mother of Matthew A. Milby purchased a 9 mm semiautomatic rifle in 2012. State police said in a news release that they are pursuing leads to determine how Milby obtained access to the weapon.

Milby is charged with three counts of felony aggravated discharge of a firearm in the incident, in which he is alleged to have fired the

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