Native physician, 2 children amongst 5 lifeless in South Carolina capturing

2021-04-08 17:10:08

A suspect was discovered after an hours-long seek for the attacker in a South Carolina capturing Wednesday night that left 5 folks, together with two kids and a distinguished physician, lifeless, authorities stated.

The York County Sheriff’s Workplace stated the suspect was present in a close-by residence. Particulars on the suspect’s apprehension weren’t instantly launched.

The York County coroner’s workplace stated Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his spouse, Barbara Lesslie, 69, have been pronounced lifeless on the scene together with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5.

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A fifth sufferer, James Lewis, 38, from Gaston, was discovered lifeless exterior. Authorities stated he had been working on the residence when he was shot.

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York County Sheriff’s Workplace’s spokesperson Trent Faris stated a sixth individual was hospitalized with “severe gunshot wounds.” Their situation is unknown.

Faris stated deputies have been known as to the world round 4:45 p.m. to the house within the Rock Hill space.

“We’re shocked that this kind of incident occurred right here,” Faris stated. “It doesn’t occur right here. It’s a kind of unusual issues that lots of people are going to have a tough time understanding and we simply hope that everyone understands that we’re going to do every little thing we will to attempt to determine why this occurred right here in Rock Hill, South Carolina.”


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The sheriff’s workplace spent hours looking for the suspect earlier than discovering him. It’s unclear when the suspect was discovered.

Faris stated Dr. Lesslie was a distinguished determine in Rock Hill.

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“I’ve lived in Rock Hill my whole life and Dr. Lesslie was my physician rising up,” Faris stated. “Dr. Lesslie has been a kind of folks that everyone is aware of. He began Riverview Medical Heart in Rock Hill and it’s been a staple in Rock Hill for years.”

A biography web page of Dr. Lesslie stated he and his spouse of 35 years raised 4 kids.

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Dr. Robert Lesslie has been practising in Rock Hill since 1981, based on the Riverview web site. He obtained his diploma on the Medical College of South Carolina and has labored within the surrounding Rock Hill space and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Rock Hill is a metropolis in northernmost South Carolina about 25 miles (40 kilometres) southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The investigation is ongoing.




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