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Couple And Their Two Grandchildren Murdered In South Carolina

Rock Hill – A man shot and killed five people, including a prominent doctor and his grandchildren, in South Carolina, sparking a search that led to a nearby home, police said.

The coroner said Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene, along with their grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5.

A man who had been working on the home, James Lewis, 38, was found dead outside, and a sixth person was hospitalized with gunshot wounds, police spokesman Trent Faris said.

Faris said agents went to the Leslie’s residence in the Rock Hill area around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday and spent hours searching for the suspect before finding him in a neighboring home.

“We found the person we think is responsible and we are with him right now and that is all we can say about the suspect,” said Faris, adding that the investigation is continuing.

Rock Hill is a city in the extreme north of South Carolina, about 25 miles southwest of Charlotte, in North Carolina.

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