Police had been known as to the scene following studies of a capturing at 4:45 p.m.
“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,” the sheriff’s workplace stated.
During the information convention following the capturing, Faris stated he has lived within the space all his life and that “Dr. Lesslie was my doctor growing up.”
“Dr. 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 stated.
Doctor had been working towards within the space since 1981
In addition to the 5 individuals who had been killed, one other individual was transported to the hospital with “serious gunshot wounds,” stated Faris, who described the incident as a mass capturing.
“This is a very tragic, tragic situation and the family does ask that you respect their privacy during this time,” Faris stated.
As for the suspect, Faris stated: “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 requested if the suspect was a neighbor, Faris stated: “He lives on the same road.”
“There is no active threat to the community,” the sheriff’s workplace stated. “Detectives are still in the area serving a search warrant & investigating this tragic event.”