Five dead, including two children, in South Carolina mass shooting

Five dead, including two children, in South Carolina mass shooting


Five people — including a doctor, his wife and two grandchildren — were killed in a mass shooting at a South Carolina home that ended early Thursday with a suspect in custody, authorities said.

The gunfire at a home in Rock Hill erupted at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, killing Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, his wife Barbara Lesslie, 69, two of their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, who was working at the home at the time, was also fatally shot. A sixth person, who was not immediately identified, was hospitalized with a serious gunshot wound, authorities said.

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Investigators said they have identified a suspect in the mass shooting and detained him after finding him in a nearby home.

“There is no active threat to the community,” sheriff officials tweeted early Thursday.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was taken into custody about eight hours

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