Five, including the doctor and his two grandchildren, were killed in the South Carolina shooting


Authorities said five people, including a doctor, his wife and his two grandchildren, died Wednesday afternoon during a shooting in South Carolina.

The York County Sheriff’s Office said they came to know of a suspect, but authorities did not release the person’s name or any other details about him.

Shariff’s office said Diplut responded to a report of bullets at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 4400 block of Marshall Road in Rock Hill, about 27 miles southwest of Charlotte. Inside the home, officers found the bodies of Robert Leslie, 70, Barbara Leslie, 69, and their two grandchildren. NBC affiliate WCNC reported that the grandchildren were 5 and 9 years old.

“All died due to gunshot wounds,” the sheriff’s office said in a tweet Thursday.

The fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, was also shot, WCNC reported. Authorities said Lewis, of Gastonia, was working at the home at the time of the shooting.

According to the news station, a sixth man, who was not identified by authorities, is being treated for serious injuries.

The night-long manhunt warned officers to warn residents to stay inside and close their doors. As of Thursday morning, the sheriff’s office said there was “no active danger to the community.”

The agency said in another tweet, “We have identified the person we hold responsible for the shooting on Marshall Road.” “We found him at a nearby house.”

Rock Hill is the fifth largest city in South Carolina with a population of approximately 73,000.


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