Local doctor and two grandchildren are among 5 killed in South Carolina mass shooting, 当局说

At least five people are dead after what authorities are calling acase of a mass shootingat a home in York County, 南卡罗来纳.

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 a 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 下午.
      “博士. Robert Lesslie & 他的老婆, 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,” 警长办公室说.
        During the news conference following the shooting, Faris said he has lived in the area all his life and that “博士. Lesslie was my doctor growing up.
          “博士. 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, 根据 它的网站, 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 年份, raised four children and had nine grandchildren.
          In my spare time, I enjoy ​writing, golf, hunting, growing fruit and hops, and bagpiping,” the bio page 说.
          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.
            一个 鸣叫 from the sheriff’s office says authorities found the suspectin a nearby house.
            There is no active threat to the community,” 警长办公室说. “Detectives are still in the area serving a search warrant & investigating this tragic event.