Crime Five, including doctor and his two grandchildren, killed in South Carolina shooting
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Police are investigating for possible motive, and autopsy reports are pending days after Wednesday's shooting spree in South Carolina.A fifth person working at the family's home was also found dead, and a sixth person was injured.
Five people, including a doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren, were killed Wednesday afternoon in a shooting in South Carolina, officials said.
The York County Sheriff's Office said they have identified and located a suspect, but it was unclear Thursday morning if he was in custody.
Deputies responded to a report of gunfire about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 4400 block of Marshall Road in Rock Hill, about 27 miles southwest of Charlotte, the sheriff's office said. Inside the home, authorities found the bodies of Robert Lesslie, 70, Barbara Lesslie, 69, and their two grandchildren. NBC affiliatereported the grandchildren were 5 and 9 years old.
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All "died as a result of gunshot wounds," the sheriff's office said Thursday in a tweet.
The fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, was also shot, according to the York County Coroner's Office,reported. Lewis, of Gastonia, was working at the home at the time of the shooting, authorities said.
A sixth person, who was not identified by authorities, is being treated for serious injuries, according to the news station.
The shooting triggered a police manhunt that stretched overnight Wednesday for the suspected gunman. At one point, authorities warned residents to stay inside and lock their doors.
By Thursday morning, the sheriff's office said there was "no active threat to the community."
"We have IDed the person we feel is responsible for the shooting on Marshall Rd," the agency said in another tweet. "We found him in a nearby house."
His name was not released.
Rock Hill is the fifth largest city in South Carolina with a population of about 73,000.
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