Investigators consider the suspect was the one assailant, and are attempting to determine why anybody would have gunned down Dr. Robert Lesslie and a few members of his household, sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris mentioned.
The slain grandchildren have been ages 5 and 9, the York County Coroner’s Office mentioned.
Authorities have been known as round 4:45 p.m. to a house simply south of Rock Hill, a metropolis of about 73,000 individuals on the opposite facet of the state line from Charlotte, North Carolina, authorities mentioned.
A sixth particular person was taken to a hospital with “serious gunshot wounds,” Faris mentioned. The particular person’s identify and situation data weren’t launched.
After studying a suspect could also be close by, officers discovered a suspect in a house on the identical street, Faris mentioned.
Faris mentioned investigators have been “with him (the suspect), serving a search warrant” on the home the place the suspect lived.
But Faris declined to launch the suspect’s identify, or reply reporters’ questions on whether or not the suspect is alive.
Doctor had been training in space since 1981
Faris mentioned 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 mentioned.
“If you are from Rock Hill and you are from around this area, the people who are involved are very prominent and very well known in York County,” Faris mentioned.