Police had been referred to as to the scene following stories of a taking pictures at 4:45 p.m.
“Dr. Robert Lesslie & his spouse, Barbara Lesslie had been each discovered within the residence & died because of gunshot wounds, in addition to their 2 grandchildren. James Lewis of Gastonia, was working on the residence & died from gunshot wounds,” the sheriff’s workplace stated.
In the course of the information convention following the taking pictures, Faris stated he has lived within the space all his life and that “Dr. Lesslie was my physician rising up.”
“Dr. Lesslie has been a kind of individuals that everyone is aware of. He began Riverview Medical Heart in Rock Hill and it has been a staple in Rock Hill for years,” Faris stated.
Along with the 5 individuals who had been killed, one other particular person was transported to the hospital with “severe gunshot wounds,” stated Faris, who described the incident as a mass taking pictures.
“This can be a very tragic, tragic scenario and the household does ask that you just respect their privateness throughout this time,” Faris stated.
As for the suspect, Faris stated: “We now have discovered the particular person we consider is accountable and we’re with them presently.”
“That is all I can say about that suspect,” the spokesman added.
When requested if the suspect was a neighbor, Faris stated: “He lives on the identical highway.”
“There isn’t any energetic menace to the group,” the sheriff’s workplace stated. “Detectives are nonetheless within the space serving a search warrant & investigating this tragic occasion.”