Mass shooting: Black man suspected of killing 5, including doctor and his grandchildren


ROCK HILL, SC – A doctor, his wife, and their two grandchildren were found shot dead inside his home Wednesday night by a suspect believed to have been a black male wearing camo pants, who fled the scene. The incident happened in Rock Hill, which is about 40 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina.

At 4:45 PM deputies were sent to a home near 4400 Marshall Rd. reference a report of a shooting involving multiple individuals. The York County Sheriff’s Office had alerted the community that they were searching for a young black male wearing a hoodie & camo pants.

In all, 5 were dead in this latest mass shooting. Police canvassed the neighborhood with K-9s and drones to find the suspect. He was later captured inside a nearby home.

“Sadly 5 people have died as a result of the shooting. Dr. Robert Lesslie & his wife, 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,” said York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson.

“We have identified the person we feel is responsible for the shooting on Marshall Rd. We found him in a nearby house. There is no active threat to the community. Detectives are still in the area serving a search warrant & investigating this tragic event,” Tolson said.

The name of the suspect was not released.

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