WASHINGTON.- Five people, including two children, were killed in a shooting that occurred inside a home in Rock Hill, in the state of South Carolina, in the United States, the York County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday.
A sixth person is seriously wounded after having also received a bullet impact and has been detained as he is suspected of having caused the massacre.
“We have identified the person we believe is responsible for the shooting on Marshall Road. We found him in a nearby house (to the place of the event). There is no active threat to the community, ”the York County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.
“Sadly, 5 people have died as a result of the shooting. Dr. Robert Lesslie and his wife, Barbara Lesslie were found in the house and died as a result of gunshot wounds, as well as their 2 grandchildren. James Lewis, an employee who was working on the home, also died of gunshot wounds, according to sources.
Local media confirmed that the victims, according to judicial authorities, are Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, their two grandchildren, between 9 and 5 years old, and James Lewis, 39.
Lesslie, according to county police, is a well-known doctor in the area.
All of the deaths are being investigated as homicides, the York County Coroner’s Office said.
Authorities have not released the name of the suspect or disclosed the motive for the event.
The agents were sent to a house near 4400 Marshall Road in that city of Carolina after receiving a notice of a shooting in which several people were involved. It was then that the authorities discovered the victims.
These events are added to a series of shootings that have shaken the United States in recent weeks and that have caused at least 24 deaths, ten of them in a supermarket in Boulder (Colorado), inside which a subject opened fire with a rifle assault.
On March 16, eight people were shot dead in several Asian massage parlors in Atlanta (Georgia).
And on April 3, at least three people lost their lives and nine more were injured in two separate shootings in the US cities of Wilmington, North Carolina and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.