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Authorities say five people, including two children, have been killed in a mass shooting in York County – WSOC TV.



YORK COUNTY, SC – Five people were found dead in a house on Marshall Street in Rock Hill Wednesday afternoon.

The York County Coroner’s Office has responded to repairs to several of the deaths at their homes.

Officials said the residents of the house, Dr. Robert Leslie, along with his wife Barbara Leslie, were found dead of several gunshot wounds.

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According to the coroner’s office, 5-year-old grandson Noah Leslie and nine-year-old niece Adah Leslie were also found dead in their home with gunshot wounds.

The fifth victim was found outside the house. Authorities identified him as James Lewis of Gastonia. He was working at home at the time of the accident.

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

Investigators are in the service area on a search warrant. There is no threat to the community.

Officials said they were called around 4:45 p.m. to report the shooting involving several people at a house on Marshall Street.

Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the area and two medical helicopters and an ambulance could be seen responding to the scene before officers asked our chopper to stand.

Shortly after the shooting, the York County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that detectives were searching for a man in a black hoodie and camouflage pants last seen in the area. Officials said he could be armed and dangerous and residents should lock the door and stay inside.

>> Channel 9 has a crew on the scene and will have an update on Eyewitness News.




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