Doctor, better half and grandchildren among 5 shot, killed in York County house
Rock Hill, S.C.— A physician, his partner and their 2 grandchildren, in addition to another man, were shot and killed Wednesday at a house in York County.
Before 5 p.m., deputies with the York County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at a house on Marshall Roadway in Rock Hill, S.C., which is south of Charlotte.
Officials said Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, Barbara Lesslie, 69, and two children, 9 and 5, were discovered in the home and died of gunshot injury. A 5th person, James Lewis, from Gastonia, was operating at the home and likewise died in the shooting.
Deputies browsed the area and surrounding areas for close to nine hours for the shooter, explained as a young Black man using a hoodie and camouflage trousers.
Next-door neighbors were asked to lock their doors and call 911 if they saw anything suspicious.
After midnight, the York County Sheriff’s Workplace posted that they discovered the suspect in a neighboring house, and the threat to the community was over. Deputies did not determine the male or any charges.
According to his website, Lesslie is a popular ER physician who operated in the Charlotte area before relocating to Rock Hill. He has actually released many books.
Published at Thu, 08 Apr 2021 09:04:55 +0000