Local doctor and two grandchildren are among 5 killed in South Carolina mass shooting, dicono le autorità

At least five people are dead after what authorities are calling acase of a mass shootingat a home in York County, Carolina del Sud.

The victims of the Wednesday evening shooting near Rock Hill included a doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren, the York County Sheriff’s Office said in un tweet. The family wasvery prominent and very well knownin the county, York County Sheriff spokesman Trent Faris said.
Police were called to the scene following reports of a shooting at 4:45 p.m.
      “Dott. Robert Lesslie & sua moglie, Barbara Lesslie were both found in the home & died as a result of gunshot wounds, as well as their 2 grandchildren. James Lewis of Gastonia, was working at the home & died from gunshot wounds,” ha detto l'ufficio dello sceriffo.
        During the news conference following the shooting, Faris said he has lived in the area all his life and that “Dott. Lesslie was my doctor growing up.
          “Dott. Lesslie has been one of those people that everybody knows. He started Riverview Medical Center in Rock Hill and it has been a staple in Rock Hill for years,” Faris said.

          Doctor had been practicing in the area since 1981

          In addition to the five people who were killed, another person was transported to the hospital withserious gunshot wounds,” said Faris, who described the incident as a mass shooting.
          This is a very tragic, tragic situation and the family does ask that you respect their privacy during this time,” Faris said.
          Lesslie was the founder of Riverview House Calls & Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care, secondo il suo sito web, and had been practicing in Rock Hill since 1981. In a personal bio page, Lesslie says he and his wife had been married for 40 anni, raised four children and had nine grandchildren.
          In my spare time, I enjoy ​writing, golf, a caccia, growing fruit and hops, and bagpiping,” the bio page dice.
          As for the suspect, Faris said: “We have found the person we believe is responsible and we are with them at this time.
          That’s all I can say about that suspect,” the spokesman added.
          When asked if the suspect was a neighbor, Faris said: “He lives on the same road.
            UN twittare from the sheriff’s office says authorities found the suspectin a nearby house.
            There is no active threat to the community,” ha detto l'ufficio dello sceriffo. “Detectives are still in the area serving a search warrant & investigating this tragic event.

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