Police were called to the scene after the shooting was reported at 4:45 p.m.
“Dr. Robert Lesslie and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, were found in the home and died of gunshot wounds, as did their two grandchildren James Lewis of Gastonia worked at home and died of gunshot wounds,” the sheriff’s office said.
During a post-shoot press conference, Faris said he has lived in the area all his life and “Dr. Lesley is my doctor who grew up”;.
Leslie is one of the people everyone knows, he founded Riverview Medical Center in Rock Hill and has been a staple in Rock Hill for years, ”Faris said.
In addition to the five people who had died, another was taken to hospital with “Fatal gunshot wounds,” said Faris, who described the incident as mass shooting.
“This is a very sad and very sad situation and the family asks you to respect their privacy during this time,” Faris said.
As for the suspect, Faris said: “We found people we believe are responsible and we are with them at this time.”
“That’s all I can say about the suspect,” the spokesperson added.
When asked if the suspect was a neighbor, Faris said: “He lives on the same street”
“There is no threat to the community,” the sheriff’s office said. “The detective remains in the area providing a search warrant and investigating the tragic incident.”