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Five people, including two children killed in mass shooting in York County, officials say – WSOC TV



YORK COUNTY, SC – Five people were found dead inside a home on Marshall Road in Rock Hill on Wednesday afternoon.

The York County Coroner’s Office responded to repots of multiple deaths in a residence.

Officials said the occupants of the home, Dr. Robbert Lesslie along with his wife Barbara Lesslie were found dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

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According to the Coronation Office, their 5-year-old granddaughter Noah Lesslie and their 9-year-old granddaughter Adah Lesslie were also found dead inside the home with gunshot wounds.

A fifth victim was found outside the home. Officials identified him as James Lewis of Gastonia. He was working at home at the time of the incident.

Authorities said they have identified the suspect responsible for the shooting. They found him in a nearby house.

Detectives are in the area serving the search warrant. There is no active threat to society.

Deputies said they were called around noon. 16.45 to reports of a shooting involving several people in a home on Marshall Road.

Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the area and could see two medical helicopters and an ambulance responding to the scene before deputies asked our helicopter to stand down.

Shortly after the shooting, the York County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that detectives were looking for a man wearing a black hoodie and camo pants who was last seen in the area. Officials said he may be armed and dangerous and residents should lock their doors and stay inside.

>> Channel 9 has an on-site crew and wants updates on Eyewitness News.




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